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Join the Engineering Research Initiation program webinar on April 29

April 12, 2021

The NSF Directorate for Engineering seeks to build engineering research capacity across the nation by investing in new academic investigators who have yet to receive research funding from Federal Agencies.

The Engineering Research Initiation (ERI) program aims to support new investigators as they initiate their research programs and advance in their careers as researchers, educators, and innovators.

This funding opportunity also aims to broaden the base of investigators involved in engineering research and therefore is limited to investigators that are not affiliated with “very high research activity” R1 institutions (according to the Carnegie Classification). Proposers may submit proposals only in engineering research areas supported by programs within the Divisions of the Directorate for Engineering.

The deadline for proposal submission is 5:00 p.m. local submitter’s time on June 18, 2021.

Join the Webinar 
A webinar on the ERI program will be held on April 29, 2021, from 1:30 to 3:00 P.M., Eastern time. NSF staff will present information about the solicitation and will answer questions from attendees. Register for the ERI webinar.  

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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