Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers (ERC)
|Sarit B. Bhadurifirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-2975|
|Sandra Cruz-Polemail@example.com||(703) 292-2928|
|Dana L. Denickfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-8866|
|Nadia A. El-Masryemail@example.com||(703) 292-4975|
|Mehdi Ferdowsifirstname.lastname@example.org||703) 292-9051|
|Deborah J. Jacksonemail@example.com||(703) 292-7499|
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after June 1, 2020. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 20-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
The ERC program is placing greater emphasis on high-risk/high-payoff research, larger societal impact, convergent research approaches, engagement of stakeholder communities, and adoption of team science in team formation, in response to the 2017 NASEM study recommendation. The ERC program intends to support planning activities leading to convergent research team formation and capacity-building within the engineering community. This planning grant solicitation is designed to foster and facilitate the engineering communitys thinking about how to form convergent research collaborations. To participate in a forthcoming ERC competition, one is not required to submit a planning grant proposal nor to receive a planning grant.