NSF Announces Topics for 2022 Convergence Accelerator, Agency Seeking Feedback on Future Topics
On January 4, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the topics for the Convergence Accelerator for fiscal year (FY) 2022, applications for which are expected to open in the coming months. NSF’s Convergence Accelerator aims to promote research in areas of strategic and societal importance through a three-tiered process: ideation, and two convergence research phases. The tracks for FY 2022 are:
- Enhancing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
- Sustainable Materials for Global Challenges
- Food & Nutrition Security
In addition, NSF has announced it is seeking community feedback for future Convergence Accelerator topics. On December 13, 2021, NSF released a Dear Colleague Letter seeking input from science community stakeholders on potential topics for the next round of funding for NSF’s Convergence Accelerator expected in FY 2023. Community input will be accepted through February 28, 2022. More information is available on the NSF website.