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NSF: GERMINATION: Germination of Research Questions for Addressing Critical Societal Challenges NSF 21-594

This program invites ... proposals to design, test, evaluate and implement pedagogical frameworks, platforms and/or environments that enable participants to formulate research questions and ideas that have the potential to address critical societal challenges.

USC may send only one application. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by July 2, 2021.. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.

NSF indicates that a Letter of Intent IS REQUIRED by August 27, 2021, and a full proposal is due by October 29, 2021. For more information:

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