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The funding comes as part of NSF’s “Convergence Accelerator” program, which focuses on challenges that require merging ideas, approaches, and technologies across a diverse range of sectors, disciplines, and experts.
The picture was largely stagnant from 2008 to 2018, as academic R&D expenditures decreased slightly from 0.37 percent of GDP to 0.36 percent.
The funding will come from NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute, which will provide 25 awards to 30 sites across the country through the Impact of Genomic Variation on Function (IGVF) Consortium.
The National Science Foundation has announced the creation of six new science and technology centers to advance research and develop transformative technologies that have the potential to produce broad benefits for society in fields ranging from mechanobiology to particle physics to climate change.
The innovation program involves collaborative partnerships between public and private industries, stimulated by awards from the secretary of commerce, who will oversee a total of $13.5 billion worth of new and expanded initiatives under the Science Committee’s purview.