The NSF Convergence Accelerator seeks to accelerate use-inspired convergence research in areas of national importance. NSF is seeking suggestions for future tracks which that build on foundational research and would have significant scientific and societal impact.

Learn more about the NSF Convergence Accelerator here: Convergence Accelerator Website

Please provide responses to all items below to allow for ideas to be fully explored.

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* 1. Point of Contact: Name

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* 2. Email:

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* 3. Concept Title [limited to 150 characters]

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* 4. What specific scientific and societal needs would be addressed in this topic area? [limited to 1200 characters]

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* 5. Why is a convergent approach required to address these needs? [limited to 1200 characters]

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* 6. Describe the stakeholders in the ecosystem: specifically discuss the end-users or the community of use.  [limited to 300 characters]

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* 7. What opportunities for partnerships are there? Specifically consider how  a combination of industry, academic organizations, not-for-profits, and government entities could partner within this topic area. [limited to 300 characters]

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* 8. What specific deliverables could be expected within a 2-year effort by a cohort of teams (e.g., products, prototypes, proof-of-concepts, etc.)? [limited to 450 characters]

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* 9. What might be expected as an impact (including scientific and societal impact) of the project looking forward 10 years? [limited to 600 characters]

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* 10. Provide evidence that the research is ready for acceleration  (list of reports, other publications). [limited to 1200 characters]

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