Workshop for NSF’s Growing Convergence Research Program

November 04, 2021

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET


Please join us for a virtual workshop with the program officer for the National Science Foundation’s Growing Convergence Research (GCR) program. This will include a presentation from Dragana Brzakovic, senior staff associate at the National Science Foundation.

Growing Convergence Research is one of NSF’s 10 Big Ideas and the program is poised to be part of the new NSF Directorate under consideration by Congress.

Convergence research is a means for solving complex research problems, in particular, problems focusing on societal needs by integrating knowledge, methods, and expertise from different disciplines and forming novel frameworks to catalyze scientific discovery and innovation.

This GCR solicitation targets multi-disciplinary team research that crosses directorate or division boundaries and is currently not supported by NSF programs, initiatives and research-focused Big Ideas.

Proposals should outline a five-year research plan delineated in two phases, Phase I: years 1-2, and Phase II: years 3-5. Successful proposals will be funded initially for two years and then each team’s progress will be evaluated based on a report and presentation that the team will make to a panel of reviewers at NSF. Teams that show significant progress during the first two years will receive funding for an additional three years. Proposers may request up to $1,200,000 total for the first two years and $2,400,000 for the last three years.

We hope that you can join us for Dr. Brzakovic’s presentation. Please contact Colleen Mantini ( should you have any questions.

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