NSF seeks input on future topics for NSF Convergence Accelerators
May 7, 2019
NSF invited proposals for the NSF Convergence Accelerator Pilot in Dear Colleague Letter NSF 19-050. Track A1 of this pilot, Open Knowledge Network, relates to the Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) Big Idea. Track B1, AI and Future Jobs, and track B2, National Talent Ecosystem, relate to the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF) Big Idea.
Now NSF seeks input from industry, institutions of higher education (IHEs), non-profits, government entities, and other interested parties on future NSF Convergence Accelerator tracks within these two Big Ideas, within other Big Ideas, or on other topics that may not relate directly to a Big Idea but that may have national impact.
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