CORE Fellows: Tackling Climate-Induced Challenges with AI
The Convergence Research (CORE) Institute, funded by the NSF Convergence Accelerator, is designed to catalyze an impact network of researchers, practitioners, and industry and public policy professionals committed to collaboratively engaging in convergence research that is driven by a specific and compelling societal problem and requires deep integration across disciplines and sectors. This training program provides researchers and practitioners with a foundational experience to position them for impact throughout their careers on the most challenging societal issues of our time. The curriculum gives participants the skillsets and networks to identify use-inspired problems and build convergence research solutions designed with intentional pathways to sustainable integration into existing societal systems. Each year the CORE Institute selects a thematic focus related to a societal grand challenge. The theme for the 2023 Institute is “Tackling Climate-Induced Challenges with AI”.
Interested applicants will be asked to write short statements outlining their research interests and/or areas of expertise. While there are no predefined project topics, the selection committee will prioritize applicants focused on use-inspired problems with the AI solutions most likely to be implemented and scaled. As such, we seek proposals aligned with state and federal efforts for climate change adaptation, resilience, and mitigation, including, but not limited to: strengthening protections for climate vulnerable communities, mitigating public health and safety risks posed by climate change, building a climate resilient economy, increasing the pace and scale of nature-based solutions, operationalizing climate science into decision making, and enhancing collaborations to build climate resilience across sectors and regions.
Apply here: https://coreinstitute.formstack.com/forms/core_2023
- Deadline for submitting applications for Phase I: January 8, 2023
- Phase I Selection Committee decisions published on: January 23, 2023
- Virtual Bootcamp (Phase I): March 6, 2023 - April 14, 2023
- Phase II Selection Committee decisions published on: May 29, 2023
- In person incubator (Phase II): July 10, 2023 - July 16, 2023