NSF Launches Workforce Development Program for Emerging Technologies

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced it is seeking applications for the new Experiential Learning for Emerging and Novel Technologies (ExLENT) Program. This program, which will be administered jointly by the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) and the new Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP), seeks to develop workforce opportunities for individuals interested in gaining career experience in emerging technology areas such as artificial intelligence, microelectronics, and more. The program offers three pathways for individuals at different career levels and STEM experience:

  • Pivots: For current professionals in any field looking to pivot into a career in an emerging technology.
  • Beginnings: For individuals with limited STEM training looking to gain deeper experience in a career in an emerging technology.
  • Explorations: For individuals with no prior STEM experience looking to gain knowledge and interest to explore potential careers in an emerging technology.

Proposals for the ExLENT program are due March 2, 2023. More information is available on the NSF website.


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