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Engineering Research Initiation (ERI)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 24-590 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.

Supports investigators based at non-R1 institutions of higher education, including community colleges, who are working in engineering fields and have not yet received federal research funding.


The National Science Foundation (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 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 https://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/).

Program contacts

Kaitlin Bratlie
eri@nsf.gov (703) 292-2638 TIP/TI
Dana L. Denick
eri@nsf.gov (703) 292-8380 ENG/EEC
Lawrence S. Goldberg
eri@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339 ENG/ECCS
Kathryn Jablokow
eri@nsf.gov (703)292-8360 ENG/CMMI
Laurel C. Kuxhaus
eri@nsf.gov (703) 292-4465 ENG/CMMI
Rosa Lukaszew
eri@nsf.gov (703)292-8339 ENG/ECCS
Carole J. Read
eri@nsf.gov (703) 292-2418 ENG/CBET
Shahab Shojaei-Zadeh
eri@nsf.gov (703) 292-8045 ENG/CBET
Jesus V. Soriano Molla
eri@nsf.gov (703) 292-7795 TIP/TI

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