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Engineering Research Initiation (ERI)

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NSF 22-595

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.


The NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) 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 will support 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 that are not affiliated with “very high research activity” R1 institutions (according to the Carnegie Classification https://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/). 

Program contacts

Kathryn Jablokow
eri@nsf.gov (703)292-7933 ENG/CMMI
Rosa A. Lukaszew
eri@nsf.gov (703)292-8339 ENG/ECCS
Richard Nash
eri@nsf.gov (703) 292-5394 ENG/ECCS
Carole J. Read
eri@nsf.gov (703) 292-2418 ENG/CBET
Shahab Shojaei-Zadeh
eri@nsf.gov (703) 292-8045 ENG/CBET
Janis P. Terpenny
eri@nsf.gov (703) 292-2487 ENG/CMMI

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