NSF Convergence Accelerator Phase 1 Selected Work

In September 2019, MGGG Redistricting Lab received a $962,177 grant (OIA-1937095) from the National Science Foundation’s pilot Convergence Accelerator program. The project, entitled Harnessing the Data Revolution: Network Science of Census Data, focused on building a collaborative and quality-controlled shared knowledge infrastructure of Census and electoral data. In addition to the Lab’s technical efforts to produce an accessible, high-quality, pre-processed fusion of geographic, demographic, and electoral data, the funding enabled us to foster relationships with nonprofit organizations and civil rights groups, as well as host workshops for students, educators, scholars, and professionals. We were able to support three sub-awardee organizations: MIT Election Data and Science Lab (MEDSL), the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCR), and Common Cause.

Selected activities supported by this grant;