Engineering Grants

What is the aim of Engineering Grants?

NSF’s Directorate for Engineering (ENG) seeks to improve the quality of life and the economic strength of the Nation by fostering innovation, creativity, and excellence in engineering education and research.

Specifically, ENG enables the Nation’s long- term capacity to perform by: (1) Investing in the creation of new engineering knowledge and the development of human capital within disciplines and at their interfaces; (2) making critical investments to enable an intelligent, agile and adaptable physical infrastructure for engineering education and research; (3) improving the quality and effectiveness of engineering education and research through the integration of and systemic reform of these processes; and (4) enabling knowledge transfer connections among diverse constituencies and communities.

Areas of research in the Engineering grants include: tissue engineering; metabolic pathway engineering; bioinformatics; protein drug processing, fluid flow; combustion; heat transfer; fuel cells; sensors; integrated modeling of the behavior of materials and structures; civil infrastructure; structures and mechanical systems; engineering in geologic materials; reducing risks of natural and technological hazards; enterprise-level integration technologies; innovative design strategies; manufacturing processes and materials; production systems; microelectronic, nanoelectronic, micromagnetic, photonic, and electromechanical devices and their integration into circuits and microsystems; design and analysis of systems and the convergence of control, communications and computation; Engineering Research Groups; Engineering Research Centers; Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers; Engineering Education; Human Resources Development; cross cutting activities and special studies and analyses.

Support is also provided for undergraduate student research, graduate research fellowships, research equipment and instrumentation, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), and Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI). ENG also provides support for Foundation-wide programs including the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program and the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) Program, and Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR).

Who Are Eligible to Apply for Engineering Grants?

Public and private colleges and universities; Non-profit, non-academic organizations; For-profit organizations; State and Local Governments; and unaffiliated scientists under special circumstances may all apply for engineering grants.

How to Apply for Engineering Grants?

Proposals for engineering grants must be signed electronically by an official authorized to commit the institution or organization in business and financial affairs and who can commit the organization to certain proposal certifications.

Where to send applications for Engineering Grants?

Proposals must be submitted electronically via FastLane to the Engineering Programs and should follow the general instructions and guidelines in the NSF “Grant Proposal Guide.”

For information on Engineering Grants, contact:

Dr. Donald Senich,
Program Director, Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation,
4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230.
Telephone: (703) 292-7082.
E-mail: dsenich@nsf.gov,
NSF World Wide Web site, URL: http//www.nsf.gov/. For general inquiries: enginfo@nsf.gov.
Web Site Address
http://www.eng.nsf.gov/

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