NSF encourages research on broadening participation in entrepreneurship and innovation
November 23, 2020
To increase national competitiveness and broaden opportunity for our Nation's vast and diverse population of potential entrepreneurs, NSF invites proposals identifying contextual factors and mitigation strategies to enhance participation and success of various populations in STEM entrepreneurship and innovation.
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