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Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier

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What is Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier?

Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF) is one of the 10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments.

The FW-HTF investment responds to challenges and opportunities for the future of jobs and workers in a landscape with rapid social and technological changes.

By supporting convergent research at the intersection of future work, technology, and workers, FW-HTF aims to:

  • Understand and develop the human-technology partnership,
  • Design new technologies to augment human performance,
  • Illuminate the emerging socio-technological landscape and understand the risks and benefits of new technologies,
  • Understand and influence the impact of artificial intelligence on workers and work, and
  • Foster lifelong and pervasive learning.

Funding Opportunities

FW-HTF Funding Related Programs


Contact FW-HTF program officers at


FY 2019: NSF FW-HTF: Core Research awards
FY 2018: NSF FW-HTF: Advancing Cognitive and Physical Capabilities awards
FY 2017: NSF FW-HTF Workshop and Research Coordination Network awards