Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers (ERC)

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 capacitybuilding 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.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 20

Anticipated Funding Amount: $2,000,000

For more information about the grant and the eligibility requirements, please visit the grant page.