Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version)


convergence research; scientific paradigm; National Science Foundation (NSF); policy suggestions

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Convergence research is a new paradigm to promote science and technology, which will not only promote scientific breakthroughs, but also address the great challenges that human facing in the 21st century. This study investigates the meaning and characteristics of convergence research and the concept of National Science Foundation (NSF) convergence research. According to the 10 Big Ideas and the new Strategic Plan (2018-2022) of NSF, this paper points out the strategic position of development of convergence research in NSF, analyzes the foundation and characteristics of convergence research projects supported by NSF, and presents the implementation of the first convergence awards. The paper also summarizes some conclusions of NSF's support for convergence research, and puts forwards suggestions for China's development of convergence research.

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