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Dear Colleague Letter: Growing Convergence Research at NSF


April 5, 2017

A newly issued Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) describes an initial set of opportunities to explore convergence approaches within four of the research-focused NSF "Big Ideas":

  • Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st Century Science and Engineering
  • Navigating the New Arctic
  • The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution
  • Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Shaping the Future

Another "Big Idea," Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype, is actively promoting Convergence research through other mechanisms.

Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) Workshop proposal deadline: May 15, 2017.

Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) proposal deadline: June 1, 2017.

Read the DCL in its entirety here: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17065/nsf17065.jsp.

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 2020 budget of $8.3 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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