ASCENT Webinar

NSF held an informational webinar on November 16, 2020, to discuss the Addressing Systems Challenges through Engineering Teams (ASCENT) solicitation (NSF 21-521) and answer questions. The ASCENT program is a strategic investment of the NSF Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) that emphasizes new collaboration modalities among the various ECCS supported sub-disciplines.

ASCENT seeks proposals that are bold and ground-breaking transcending the perspectives and approaches typical of disciplinary research efforts. ASCENT projects are expected to lead to disruptive technologies or nucleate entirely new research fields to address some of the most pressing societal challenges the global community faces.