NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Future Topics for Convergence Accelerator

The National Science Foundation has issued a Dear Colleague Letter to request information on future topics for their Convergence Accelerator for FY2023. The Convergence Accelerator builds upon NSF investments in fundamental research and discovery to accelerate solutions toward societal impact using a three-tiered approach: topic ideation, followed by convergence research phases 1 and 2. Topics aligned to a specific research focus are called “tracks” and funded teams constitute a cohort. The teams include multiple disciplines, expertise and cross-sector partnerships to stimulate innovative ideas and to develop long-lasting, sustainable solutions to support a variety of societal challenges. NSF seeks input from industry, institutions of higher education (IHEs), non-profits, state and local governments, and other interested parties on potential NSF Convergence Accelerator tracks for the next round of funding. Responses must be submitted by February 28, 2022.