The National Science Foundation is piloting a program as a planning grant opportunity before the next Engineering Research Center solicitation. Now is your chance to help build capacity in the engineering community for center-scale, convergent engineering research.

Between 30 and 40 awards will be granted, with this number being dependent upon the proposals received and how well proposals meet solicitation goals, NSF merit review criteria and solicitation-specific review criteria. 

The full proposal deadline is Wednesday, June 6, 2018, by 5 p.m., the submitter’s local time.

The planning grant is for one year and should not exceed $100,000. Engineering faculty whose main appointment is in an engineering school/college may serve as principal investigator. You may only be listed as a PI or co-PI on one planning grant proposal.

Find proposal guidelines and submission information on the National Science Foundation’s Planning Grants for Engineering Research Center page.

To participate in the upcoming ERC competition, you are not required to submit a planning grant proposal, nor to receive a planning grant. 

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