NSF seeks input on future topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator

December 14, 2021

The NSF Convergence Accelerator accelerates use-inspired convergence research in areas of national importance and societal challenges, and initiates convergence team-building capacity around exploratory, potentially high-risk proposals addressing selected convergent research topics.

NSF is seeking input from industry, institutions of higher education, non-profits, state and local governments, and other interested parties on potential NSF Convergence Accelerator tracks for the next round of funding, anticipated in fiscal year (FY) 2023.

Learn more about what NSF is looking for and how to respond in Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Future Topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator (NSF 22-021). Responses to this NSF Request for Information must be submitted by February 28, 2022. 

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2022 budget of $8.8 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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