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Engineering Research Initiation Webinars

The Engineering Research Initiation (ERI) program supports new investigators as they initiate their research programs and advance in their careers as researchers, educators, and innovators. This funding opportunity aims to broaden the base of investigators involved in engineering research and therefore is limited to investigators who are not affiliated with "very high research activity" R1 institutions (according to the Carnegie Classification

May 2023 Webinar

The NSF Directorate for Engineering held a webinar about the Engineering Research Initiation (ERI) program solicitation (22-595) in May 2023. You can watch the ERI webinar recording above and access the ERI webinar slides.

June 2023 Webinar

NSF held a webinar on June 18, 2023, about a special funding focus for the ERI program jointly supported by the NSF Engineering Directorate and the Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO). You can watch the webinar recording above and see the ERI water power webinar slides.

The partnership will support new science and engineering proposals submitted to the ERI program in topics of mutual interest:

  • marine energy and powering the blue economy
  • hydropower and climate change impacts

Learn more in Dear Colleague Letter: DOE Water Power Technologies Office and NSF Engineering Research Initiation Special Emphasis Areas (NSF 23-119).