Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time):
February 16, 2021
Synopsis of Program:
The ERC program is placing greater emphasis on high-risk/high-payoff research, larger societal impact, convergent research approaches, engagement of stakeholder communities, and adoption of team science in team formation, in response to the 2017 NASEM study recommendation. The ERC program intends to support planning activities leading to convergent research team formation and capacity building within the engineering community. This planning grant solicitation is designed to foster and facilitate the engineering community’s thinking about how to form convergent research collaborations. To participate in a forthcoming ERC competition, one is not required to submit a planning grant proposal nor to receive a planning grant.
Any proposal submitted in response to this solicitation should be submitted in accordance with the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), which is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after June 1, 2020.
Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 20
The number of awards is dependent upon the proposals received and the degree to which proposals meet the solicitation goals, NSF merit review criteria, and
solicitation-specific review criteria. The planning grant is for one year and the proposed budget for each planning grant should not exceed $100,000.
Anticipated Funding Amount: $2,000,000
For more information about eligibility and proposal requirements, please visit the NSF page.