NSF Initiatives

Learn about NSF's cross-cutting Initiatives.

Convergence Accelerator

Convergence Accelerator

Launched in 2019, the NSF Convergence Accelerator builds upon basic research and discovery to accelerate solutions toward societal impact.

Broadening Participation in STEM

Broadening Participation in STEM

NSF’s Broadening Participation portfolio focuses on improving accessibility and enhancing demographic, geographic and institutional diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Estab­lished Program to Stim­u­late Com­pet­i­tive Research

Estab­lished Program to Stim­u­late Com­pet­i­tive Research

NSF's EPSCoR program enhances research competitiveness of targeted jurisdictions (states, territories, and a commonwealth) by strengthening STEM capacity and capability through a diverse portfolio of investments from talent development to local infrastructure.

Regional Innovation Engines, or NSF Engines

Regional Innovation Engines, or NSF Engines

NSF Engines catalyzes robust partnerships to positively impact the economy within a geographic region, address societal challenges, and advance national competitiveness.