The Convergence Accelerator selected 12 topics to further be developed through workshops. Topic submissions were gathered from the Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) NSF-21-012, focused on gathering convergence research topics for FY2022. Below are the final workshop reports. The workshop findings assisted NSF in developing the final convergence research track topics H, I and J for the 2022 cohort.
Chosen Track Topics Aligned to the 2022 Cohort
Multiple workshop topics were chosen for the 2022 cohort track topics, creating Track H: Enhancing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, Track I: Sustainable Materials for Global Challenges, and Track J: Food & Nutrition Security.
Track H: Enhancing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
- Accelerating Disability Inclusion in Workplaces through Technology, led by led by Wichita State University (Award ID: 2122120)
- Liberate 2021 - Living Better through Rehabilitative and Assistive Technology, led by Georgia Institute of Technology (Award ID: 2125017)
Track I: Sustainable Materials for Global Challenges
- Accelerating Translational Materials R&D for Global Challenges, led by IBM Corporation (Award ID: 2122643)
Three 2021 workshop reports also assisted NSF in developing the Track I topic.
- Design for Circular Economy from Molecules to the Built Environment, led by University of Pittsburgh (Award ID: 2035223)
- The Development of Infrastructure for Distributed Bio-Manufacturing and Bio-Readiness, led by Boston University (Award ID: 2035346)
- Socioresilient Infrastructure: Precision Materials, Assemblages, and Systems, led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Award ID: 2035215)
Track J: Food & Nutrition Security
- Digital and Precision Agriculture, led by Iowa State University (Award ID: 2120483)
- Sustainable Systems Enabling Food Security in Extreme Environments and Food Deserts, led by University of Texas at El Paso (Award ID: 2119533)
Past Funded Workshop Topic Reports
- Coastal Biocultural Restoration as a Nexus for Innovation NSF Convergence Accelerator, led by Purple Mai’a Foundation (Award ID: 212167)
- Election Science and the Improvement of Election Administration in the U.S., led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Award ID: 2122039)
- GeoConvergence, led by American Geographical Society, a project of the Fund for the City of New York (Award ID:2121124)
- Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable and Equitable Coastal Communities, led by Northeastern University (Award ID: 2123085)
- Reimagining Advanced Research for Human Good through Industry and Educational Partnerships, led by IBM Research (Award ID: 2119846)
- Societal Shock Resilience, led by University of Southern California (Award ID: 2124634)