NSF Convergence Research Awards

Growing Convergence Research (GCR) at NSF was identified as one of 10 Big Ideas - long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering. Convergence research is a means for solving complex research problems, with a focus on societal needs. It entails integrating knowledge, methods, and expertise from different disciplines and forming novel frameworks to catalyze scientific discovery and innovation. https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505637

2019

Mikhail Chester, Arizona State University (PI)
David Iwaniec, Elizabeth Cook, P. Timon McPhearson, and Tischa Munoz-Erickson (Co-PIs)
GCR: Social, Ecological, and Technological Infrastructure Systems for Urban Resilience (NSF Award #1934933)

Kathleen Halvorsen, Michigan Technological University (PI)
Rebecca Ong, Joshua Pearce, Chelsea Schelly, and Richelle Winkler (Co-PIs)
GCR: Collaborative Research: Socio-Technological System Transitions: Michigan Community & Anishinaabe Renewable Energy Systems (NSF Award #1934346)

Richard Seager, Columbia University (PI)
Michael Puma, Wolfram Schlenker, and Alexander de Sherbinin (Co-PIs)
GCR: Collaborative Research: Disentangling Environmental Change and Social Factors as Drivers of Migration (NSF Award #1934978)

2018

Aaron Packman, Northwestern University (PI)
Marcelo Garcia, Scott Collis, Sera Young, and Daniel Horton (Co-PIs)
Convergence: RAISE: Systems Approaches for Vulnerability Evaluation and Urban Resilience (NSF Award #1848683)

Britt Raubenheimer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (PI)
Steve Elgar (Co-PI)
Convergence: RAISE Nearshore Water-Land Interface During Extreme Storms (NSF Award #1848650)