Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA): Future Research Directions for the Engineering Research Community


Funding Opportunity ID: 325075
Opportunity Number: 20-551
Opportunity Title: Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA): Future Research Directions for the Engineering Research Community
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 47.041
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: *Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities. -Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) – Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members.Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus. *Who May Serve as PI: <span>Either the PI or a co-PI should hold a primary appointment at an institution of higher education.There is no constraint on the role of the Principal Investigator (PI) within the submitting organization. The proposal must document the PI&rsquo;s experience with leading and managing an organization involving and/or representing diverse constituents from the broad engineering community.</span>
Agency Code: NSF
Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Posted Date: Mar 04, 2020
Close Date: Aug 12, 2020
Last Updated Date: Mar 04, 2020
Award Ceiling: $8,000,000
Award Floor: $5,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $8,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering (NSF/ENG) invites the engineering research community to establish an organization that will serve to identify and develop bold and societally impactful new engineering research directions and thereby catalyze the engineering research community's pursuit of innovative, high-impact research. Specifically, NSF/ENG calls on the engineering research community to establish an Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA) that ENG will support to facilitate the articulation of compelling research visions that align with national and global challenges. This organization will be charged with obtaining and integrating input from all stakeholders with interest in engineering research, including academia, industry, societies, government agencies and the public.A reciprocal goal of the organization will be to communicate coordinated information on nascent opportunities and priorities in engineering research to these stakeholders. It is anticipated that through its activities the ERVA will strengthen connectivity across these diverse stakeholders, and increase coordinationamong engineering disciplinary communities. The ERVA should have membership/representation of academic, industrial and other stakeholders, and should be inclusive of all engineering disciplines. Through its proposed activities, the ERVA should provide the engineering community with a process for identifying future research challenges and enable the engineering research community to speak with a unified voice. FURTHER INFORMATION: An informational webinar will be presented on Wednesday, March 25that 1:00pm Eastern to discuss the ERVA solicitation and answer questions. Details on how to join this webinar will be posted on theNSF/Engineeringwebsite (
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