Institute Advances in the NSF 2026 Big Idea Machine Competition​

From over 800 'Big Idea' submissions, the Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity's idea for Large Landscape Resilience by Design has advanced to the public comment phase of the NSF 2026 Idea Machine competition. 

From now until June 26, we encourage the public to view the Large Landscape Resilience by Design video, help the Institute's idea be considered for the next stage of the competition, and comment to answer the following questions: Is this an important idea? Why or why not? What are the potential impacts of successfully addressing the question or challenge posed in the entry? How can the idea be improved? 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) 2026 Idea Machine is a competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participating in the competition is an opportunity to contribute to NSF’s mission to support basic research that drives the nation's economy, enhances its security, and advances knowledge to sustain U.S. global leadership in science and engineering.