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About the series

The NSF Office of Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities will host a webinar at 11:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, December 10, 2015, to present and answer questions about the NSF Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on Germination of Research Ideas for Large Opportunities and Critical Societal Needs (GERMINATION) (NSF 16-028). 

The GERMINATION DCL seeks EAGER (EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research) proposals with exploratory ideas to design learning frameworks, platforms and/or environments to enable participants to conceive research ideas and questions with potentially transformative outcomes.

Motivating Question: How can effective learning frameworks, platforms and/or nurturing experiential environments be designed in which early- and mid-career faculty, as well as graduate students and post-doctoral fellows can be stimulated to germinate transformative research ideas and questions to open large opportunities that address important societal needs?

The GERMINATION DCL aims to stimulate new approaches to cultivating a risk-taking and impact-driven research culture.

Join the webinar via WebEx to learn more about the GERMINATION opportunity. No advance registration is required. 

UPDATE: View the GERMINATION webinar slides.

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