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166 Programs with Cash Prizes Exceeding $271 Million 

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Program Topic New Total  Cash Prizes 
All Programs 19 166 $271.2
ACCELERATOR PROGRAMS>>> 1 53 $10.0
PITCH TO INVESTORS & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES>>> 6 26 $6.8
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & SOFTWARE - Artificial intelligence, "Big Data", Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Hardware, Mobile Apps, Software, Virtual Reality...>>> 4 22

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LIFE SCIENCES>>> 26 $25.8
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY>>> 2 31 $77.6
STEM PROGRAMS FOR K-12 & HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS & FACULTY>>>  3 8 $101.2

NSF Convergence Accelerator Pilot (NSF C-Accel) Program

The National Science Foundation invites interested parties to participate in a new endeavor, the NSF Convergence Accelerator (NSF C-Accel) Pilot. With this DCL, NSF's goals are to:

(i) pilot a new NSF capability (the NSF Convergence Accelerator) to accelerate use-inspired convergence research in areas of national importance, and

(ii) initiate convergence team-building capacity around exploratory, potentially high-risk proposals in three convergence topics (tracks).

The NSF C-Accel Pilot intends to support fundamental research while encouraging rapid advances through partnerships that include, or will include, multiple stakeholders (e.g., industry, academic, not-for-profits, government entities, and others). The NSF C-Accel Pilot will bring teams together in a cohort that are all focused on a common research goal of national importance but which may be pursuing many different approaches.

NSF is planning to fund approximately 50 Phase 1 awards (up to 9 months and up to $1 million each). Additional funds will be available for a smaller number of Phase 2 awards. The first-step to become part of the NSF C-Accel Pilot is to submit a 2-page Research Concept Outline (RCO), aligned with one of the tracks described below, with a target submission date of April 15, 2019.

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