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The NSF 2026 Idea Machine

Finding "Big Ideas 2.0": Identifying new directions for research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEM education.

National Science Foundation

Type of Challenge: Ideas
Submission Start: 08/31/2018 08:00 AM ET
Submission End: 10/26/2018 11:59 PM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

You can view the challenge details here: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/nsf2026ideamachine/index.jsp

Description

The NSF 2026 Idea Machine is a competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants can earn prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of "Big Ideas" for future investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It's an opportunity for researchers, the public and other interested stakeholders to contribute to NSF's mission to support basic research and enable new discoveries that drive the U.S. economy, enhance national security and advance knowledge to sustain the country's global leadership in science and engineering.