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Engineering Research Centers  (ERC)


Name Email Phone Room
D. Keith  Roper kroper@nsf.gov (703) 292-8769   
Amy  Chan-Hilton achanhil@nsf.gov (703) 292-4623   
Deborah  Jackson djackson@nsf.gov (703) 292-7499   
Carmiņa  Londoņo clondono@nsf.gov (703) 292-7053   
Carole  Read cread@nsf.gov (703) 292-2418   


Solicitation  15-589

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR § 200). Please be advised that the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date:  October 23, 2015

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  June 16, 2016


The goal of the ERC Program is to integrate engineering research and education with technological innovation to transform national prosperity, health, and security. ERCs create an innovative, inclusive culture in engineering to cultivate new ideas and pursue engineering discovery that achieves a significant science, technology, and societal outcome within the 10-year timeframe of NSF support. For information on individual ERCs and their achievements, go to: ERC-assoc.org.

Those who submit proposals in response to this solicitation will need to address the following questions:

  1. What is the compelling new idea and how does it relate to national needs?
  2. Why is a center necessary to tackle the idea?
  3. How will the ERC's infrastructure integrate and implement research, workforce development and innovation ecosystem development efforts to achieve its vision?



Centers and Networks

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program



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