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NSF Convergence Accelerator Pilot - Funding Opportunity



Dear COGR Members,


NSF released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) for its first convergence accelerator activities, which aim to fund approximately 60 Phase 1 projects at up to $1 million each, with proposals due in the spring of 2019 and projects to start no later than the fall. In 2020, Phase 1 projects will be eligible to apply for Phase 2 C-Accel support, for up to $5 million.  That said, the deadline for pre-proposals in drawing very near: April 15th!


The NSF Convergence Accelerator pilot seeks to transform how NSF supports the most innovative science and engineering to accelerate use-inspired convergence research in areas of national importance by facilitating convergent team-building capacity around exploratory, potentially high-risk proposals. The initiative reflects NSF’s commitment to be at the cutting edge, supporting fundamental research while encouraging rapid advances through partnerships between academic and non-academic stakeholders. It will begin with three convergence tracks that align with two of NSF’s 10 Big Idea themes: (1) Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st-Century Science and Engineering and (2) the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier. 


These three tracks are:

  • An Open Knowledge Network (as part of Harnessing the Data Revolution)
  • AI and Future Jobs (as part of Future of Work)
  • A National Talent Ecosystem (as part of Future of Work)


The NSF Convergence Accelerator web page provides more detailed information, including FAQs.


Please distribute this message and the attached email to your institution’s Vice President or Chancellor for Research and other senior research leadership. For more information about the details of this DCL, please contact


Lisa Nichols, Ph.D.

Director, Research and Regulatory Reform

Council on Governmental Relations

1200 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 460

Washington, DC 20005


 This preproposal does not have to be routed.  But if accepted for submission MUST be routed at that time.


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