Encourage NSF funding for Community Science

Join us for a workshop on 7 October 2022

Community science and resilience workshop to support potential NSF funding track

Join AGU for a half-day online workshop on 7 October 2022 to demonstrate the need for the National Science Foundation to launch a new track on Community Science, Citizen Science, and Community Resilience. This track is one of several that NSF is considering for its convergence accelerator initiative. If the agency adopts our ideas, it would make tens of millions of dollars of funding available as early as 2023 to diverse, multi-sector, multi-discipline groups using citizen and community science to advance community resilience.

Community representatives, non-profit leaders, participants in community science, members of academia, and most importantly, you are invited to participate in two ways:

  • Register to join us on 7 October 2022 online for a half-day workshop to discuss ideas to include in a report to NSF advocating for this new grant funding track.
  • Submit an idea by 26 September 2022, 2 p.m. EDT for discussion at the workshop.

Register for Workshop

  • Want to have a voice in future NSF funding for community science?
  • Kick off the day with talks from world class leaders in community science and systemic change.
  • Meet new colleagues in break out groups, under the leadership of trained facilitators, to discuss ideas and share your insight.
  • No pre-work is required and you do not need to have contributed ideas to participate.
  • Free registration


Submit Your Ideas

  • Do you have ideas that show the potential of a new NSF funding track in community science? Submit this form before 26 September, 2 p.m. EDT and we’ll use those as the basis for the 7 October workshop discussion.
  • You don’t need to attend the workshop to share ideas.
  • Your submissions and insight from the workshop will be the basis of our report to show NSF the value in a community science funding track.

What Happens After the Workshop:
After the 7 October workshop, the steering committee will compose a report highlighting the tracks developed by workshop attendees. NSF is collecting reports from approximately a dozen workshops being convened and will down-select the ideas for future convergence accelerator funding tracks based on these reports. We are confident that, with your input and participation, one of the tracks funded in 2023 will be on Community Science, Citizen Science, and Community Resilience.