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Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations  (AccelNet) NSF Wide Programs

Update on Accelerating Research Through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)

September 21, 2020

A full list of the 2019 and 2020 AccelNet awards can be found on the NSF Awards Search.

Announcements of webinars in preparation for future competitions will be posted late 2020.

Other Resources:
NSF 19-034, Frequently Asked Questions for NSF 19-501, Accelerating Research through Network to Network Collaborations
Accelerating Research Through International Network-to-Network Collaborations
SESYNC Networks-of-Networks Workshop Resources

Name Email Phone Room
Claire  A. Hemingway (703) 292-7135   


Solicitation  19-501

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after June 1, 2020. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 20-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


The goals of the Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program are to accelerate the process of scientific discovery and prepare the next generation of U.S. researchers for multiteam international collaborations.  The AccelNet program supports strategic linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad that will leverage research and educational resources to tackle grand scientific challenges that require significant coordinated international efforts.  The program seeks to foster high-impact science and engineering by providing opportunities to create new collaborations and new combinations of resources and ideas among linked global networks.

This solicitation invites proposals for the creation of international networks of networks in research areas aligned either with one of the NSF Big Ideas or a community-identified scientific challenge with international dimensions.  AccelNet awards are meant to support the connections among research networks, rather than supporting fundamental research as the primary activity.  Each network of networks is expected to engage in innovative collaborative activities that promote synergy of efforts across the networks and provide professional development for students, postdoctoral scholars, and early-career researchers. There are two proposal categories covered by this solicitation:  Catalytic and Full-Scale Implementation. 

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program