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New funding tracks from NSF's Convergence Accelerator include food security, sustainable materials and more

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NSF’s Convergence Accelerator has announced three new funding tracks.

April 28, 2022

The U.S. National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator is issuing a new funding opportunity focused on three research topics:

Enhancing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
Developing use-inspired solutions to enhance the quality of life, employment access and opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Sustainable Materials for Global Challenges
Advancing materials science, design and manufacturing methods for environmental and economic sustainability.

Food and Nutrition Security
Supporting health, combating climate change and addressing the nutritional needs of the most vulnerable by empowering youth, women and disadvantaged communities.

Researchers and innovators in the social, behavioral and economic sciences community are encouraged to apply. Letters of intent are due May 31, 2022.

Read the full announcement. 


Convergence Accelerator informational webinars May 4 and 5

Join the Convergence Accelerator staff for an informational webinar about the new funding tracks, including details on how to prepare and submit a proposal.

The event will be held on May 4 and again on May 5. Participants can attend either day. Registration is required.

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 2023 budget of $9.5 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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