Engineering Research Visioning Alliance

The NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) continuously strives to identify and develop bold and societally impactful engineering research directions and thereby catalyze the engineering research community's pursuit of innovative, high-impact research.

ENG recognizes the diversity of interest in engineering research, with the community encompassing academia, industry, non-profit and professional organizations, as well as the public. This broad community has a stake in developing compelling research visions that align with national and global challenges.

A call on the community

To facilitate the articulation of future research visions through full engagement of the engineering research community, ENG calls for the community to establish and participate in a new organization, the Engineering Research Visioning Alliance, which will be supported by ENG.

The Engineering Research Visioning Alliance opportunity

The Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA) will be charged with obtaining and integrating input from all stakeholders with interest in engineering research. A reciprocal goal of the organization will be to communicate coordinated information on nascent opportunities and priorities in engineering research to these stakeholders.

ENG anticipates that through its activities the ERVA will strengthen connectivity across these diverse stakeholders and increase coordination among engineering disciplinary communities.

Learn more about the ERVA concept:

Input from stakeholders

ENG funded the Engineering Research Framework Visioning Summit, held in July 2019, to explore with engineering research stakeholders potential models for identifying and advancing priorities in future engineering research. Read a summary of the Visioning Summit.


For more information, please contact program director Dr. Louise R. Howe (