Dear Colleague Letter: Growing Convergence Research at NSF

April 3, 2017

Dear Colleague:

Growing Convergence Research at the National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of 10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments. NSF seeks to highlight the value of convergence as a process for catalyzing new research directions and advancing scientific discovery and innovation. This Dear Colleague Letter describes an initial set of opportunities to explore Convergence approaches within four of the research-focused NSF Big Ideas:

Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st Century Science and Engineering
Navigating the New Arctic
The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution
Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Shaping the Future

Another Big Idea, Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype, is actively promoting Convergence research through other mechanisms…