Convergence Accelerator Resources
Funded Future Topic Selection Workshops
Convergence Accelerator research topics begin as an ideation process—gathering input, through a Dear Colleague Letter on future topics conference proposals, from industry, academic institutions, non-profits, government, and other interested parties. Identified topics must meet a societal need at scale, be built upon foundational research, and be suitable for a multidisciplinary, convergence research approach.
2021 Workshops for the 2022 Topics
The Convergence Accelerator has selected 12 topics to further be developed through workshops. Topic submissions were gathered from the Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) NSF-21-012, focused on gathering convergence research topics for FY2022.
For additional information on the funded workshops, click here.
2020 Workshop Reports for 2021 Topics
The Convergence Accelerator funded 12 topics to further be developed through workshops. Topic submissions were gathered from the Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) NSF-20-061, focused on gathering convergence research topics for FY2021. At the conclusion of the workshop a report was provided to NSF to assist the team in determining the topics for the 2021 cohort. Two workshop topics were chosen for the 2021 cohort, creating the Networked Blue Economy and Trust & Authenticity in Communication Systems track topics.
For additional information on the funded workshop reports, click here.
Convergence Accelerator Submission Timeline (DUNS and SAMS Info)
Convergence Accelerator Solicitation All Personnel Excel Spreadsheet (please follow the instructions in the spreadsheet carefully)
Past Informational Webinars
NSF Convergence Accelerator Phases I and II for the 2021 Cohort Informational Webinars
The NSF Convergence Accelerator held informational webinars for participants to learn about the program and solicitation opportunity (NSF 21-072 and Broad Agency Announcement 2021 Solicitation) focusing on the Networked Blue Economy and Trust & Authenticity in Communication Systems.
During the webinar participants learned about the program’s model and fundamentals, including the program’s phased approach and innovation processes to accelerate basic research into practice, as well as important solicitation details. To watch the webinar recordings, refer to the links below.
- An outreach webinar on Dear Colleague Letter NSF 21-012: Request for Information (RFI) on Future Topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator was held on October 27, 2020. Click to view the slides and video (transcript and closed captioning available via the video link).
- A webinar on Program Solicitation NSF 20-565 was held on April 16, 2020. Click to view the PowerPoint and video (transcript and closed captioning available via the video link).