NSF seeks teams for Convergence Accelerator Pilot


March 18, 2019

The National Science Foundation invites interested parties to participate in a new endeavor, the NSF Convergence Accelerator (NSF C-Accel) Pilot.

NSF's goals are to:

  • pilot a new NSF capability (the NSF Convergence Accelerator) to accelerate use-inspired convergence research in areas of national importance, and
  • initiate convergence team-building capacity around exploratory, potentially high-risk proposals in three convergence topics (tracks).

Learn more in Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Convergence Accelerator Pilot (NSF C-Accel) (NSF 19-050) and on the NSF Convergence Accelerator web page.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2019, its budget is $8.1 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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