The NSF 2026 Idea Machine!
The tentative schedule for the NSF 2026 Idea Machine is shown below. All dates are approximate. NSF reserves the right to shift dates, and to add or remove steps as necessary.
|NSF 2026 Idea Machine Step||Approximate Dates|
|Competition entries accepted||August 31 - October 26, 2018|
|Entries screened/judged by NSF staff||October 26, 2018 – January 10, 2019|
|Video pitches invited||March, 2019|
|Video pitches and narratives posted online for public comment||May/June, 2019|
|Blue-Ribbon Panel judging and virtual interviews||July/August, 2019|
|NSF selection of winning entries||August/September, 2019|
|Winners announced and prizes awarded||September/October, 2019|