The NSF Convergence Accelerator, a program in NSF’s new Directorate of Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, builds on basic research and discovery to accelerate solutions toward societal impact. The program funds teams to solve societal challenges through convergence research and innovation. To enhance its impact, the Accelerator also places teams together in cohorts, synergizing their work through facilitated collaboration.
The program has issued a new funding opportunity for three new research track topics, two of which may be of special interest to you: Real-World Chemical Sensing Applications (Track L), and Bio-Inspired Design Innovations (Track M). Researchers and innovators from academia, industry, government, non-profit, and other organizations have two submission pathways to submit their proposals: Solicitation, NSF-23-590, and Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), NSFBAA-CA23-01.
Solicitation Key Dates
Letter of Intent (required): July 11, 2023
Full Proposal Deadline: August 22, 2023. Full proposals are due 5 p.m. submitters local time.
May 25, 2023: 3 – 5 p.m. ET
June 6, 2023: 3 – 5 p.m. ET