NSF broadens opportunity for Research Experience and Mentoring supplements
September 27, 2021
The NSF Directorate for Engineering continually seeks to advance scientific progress in research and innovation while broadening participation of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The Directorate offers an opportunity to pursue both goals through supplements from the Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) program to active Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) research awards, active Engineering Research Center (ERC) awards, and -- new this year -- active Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) awards.
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.