NSF announces topics for FY 2022 Convergence Accelerator opportunity
January 6, 2022
NSF has selected convergent research topics from the NSF Convergence Accelerator program's recent ideation process for fiscal year (FY) 2022. These topics will be included as tracks for the FY 2022 cohort in an upcoming funding opportunity.
Track H: Enhancing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
Track I: Sustainable Materials for Global Challenges
Track J: Food & Nutrition Security
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