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Opportunity Kick-off: 2022 NSF Convergence Accelerator 

May 18, 2022

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator program addresses national-scale societal challenges through use-inspired convergence research. Using a convergence approach and innovation processes like human-centered design, user discovery, and team science and integration of multidisciplinary research, the Convergence Accelerator program seeks to transition basic research and discovery into practice — to solve high-impact societal challenges aligned with specific research themes (tracks). 

NSF’s Convergence Accelerator, aligned to the TIP directorate, is speeding research and discovery into practice by issuing a new funding opportunity focused on three new research track topics: Enhancing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, Sustainable Materials for Global Challenges, and Food & Nutrition Security.  

Researchers and innovators have two submission pathways to submit their proposals: Solicitation, NSF-22-583 and Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), NSFBAA-CA22-02. Proposals must address one of the following tracks:  

  • Track H: Enhancing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities 

  • Track I: Sustainable Materials for Global Challenges 

  • Track J: Food & Nutrition Security 

Letter of Intent (required): May 31, 2022   

Full Proposal Deadline: July 20, 2022*  

Join the NSF webinar on May 4 or 5:  



  • Lilit Yeghiazarian, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati & Phase 2 Awardee

  • Rachel Levinson, Executive Director, National Initiatives  

  • Faye Farmer, Executive Director, Research Development 

  • Keith Aspinall, Sr. Analyst, Research Development

  • Faculty awardees 

Date: May 18, 2022
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Online
Register: 2022_NSF_ConvergenceAccelerator