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NSF Graduate Education Program Director Session & Convergent Accelerator Funding Opportunity

NSF Virtual Session with Division of Graduate Education Program Director

Please join the Division of Research and Economic Development for a virtual session on Funding Opportunities at the National Science Foundation for Transformative STEM Graduate Education. Dr. Vinod Lohani, Program Director for the Division of Graduate Education (DGE) at NSF, will discuss two STEM graduate education programs, namely, NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program and the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program.

The goal of the NRT program is to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The key elements of the NRT program include convergent research and training, inclusive workforce development, and institutional transformation. The IGE program is dedicated to: (i) piloting, testing, and validating innovative approaches to graduate education, and (ii) generating the knowledge required for the customization and implementation of the most successful, transformative approaches. Dr. Lohani will also briefly discuss the programs in the Division of Graduate Education that support the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program.

When: June 20th at 1 pm MST
(zoom link and calendar invite will be provided after registration).

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NSF’s Convergence Accelerator Releases a New Funding Opportunity

The NSF Convergence Accelerator, a Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) program, has issued a new funding opportunity for three new research track topics aligned to equitable water solutions, chemical sensing applications, and bio-inspired design innovations.  Information on each of these tracks is available here. NSF Convergence Accelerator builds upon basic research and discovery to accelerate solutions toward societal impact. The program funds teams to solve societal challenges through convergence research and innovation.

Researchers and innovators have two submission pathways to submit their proposals to this funding opportunity: Solicitation, NSF 23-590, and Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), NSFBAA-23-01.

There will be two informational webinars with optional 30 minute track breakout sessions:
May 25th 1-3 pm MST
June 6th 1-3 pm MST
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