Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


nsf logoThe National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator is speeding research and discovery with a new funding opportunity featuring two research track topics—the Networked Blue Economy and Trust & Authenticity in Communication Systems.

The Networked Blue Economy track aims to create a smart, integrated, connected, and open ecosystem for ocean innovation, exploration, and sustainable utilization. It will provide a highly innovative set of interconnected tools, techniques, methods, and educational resources, as well as improve human engagement with ocean resources.

Submitters from academia, industry, government, non-profit, and other organizations are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent (required) by May 5, 2021 and a full proposal no later than June 14, 2021.

Have questions? Join the NSF Convergence Accelerator on April 8, April 14 or April 20 to learn about the program and the current solicitation opportunity. You can also learn more about this funding opportunity at

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