Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Preparing for ERC proposals

November 18, 2022

The NSF Division of Engineering Education and Centers does not plan to publish a solicitation for Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) in fiscal year 2023.

We encourage the community to use information from previous ERC Planning Grant workshops that aimed to prepare teams to be better equipped to submit a strong ERC proposal. The workshop websites below provide slides and/or videos about the topics covered in the workshops. The topics cover all the fundamental components of an ERC as well as the approaches that NSF requires in the solicitation, such as team science, integration, and a systems engineering approach. 

Note: While the content of each year’s presentations is similar, the range of speakers at each workshop shows how an ERC may be viewed through different lenses. The ERC Team welcomes you to select one, or watch all three.

In mid-2023, EEC plans to schedule a virtual Q&A session to answer questions regarding the current ERC solicitation and the Planning Grant workshop presentations. We may coordinate an in-person workshop in 2023 for this purpose. Sign up for NSF Email Updates to be alerted.