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Engineering Research Centers (ERC)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 24-576 for the latest version.

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Partnerships in Transformational Research, Engineering Workforce Development, and Technology


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?

Program contacts

Junhong Chen
junchen@nsf.gov (703) 292-4623
Deborah Jackson
djackson@nsf.gov (703) 292-7499 ENG/EEC
Erick Jones
ejones@nsf.gov (703) 292-4606
Eduardo A. Misawa
emisawa@nsf.gov (703) 292-5353 OD

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