Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers

The summary for the Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Science Foundation, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers: The ERC program supports convergent research that will lead to strong societal impact. Each ERC has interacting foundational components that go beyond the research project, including engineering workforce development at all participant stages, a culture of diversity and inclusion where all participants gain mutual benefit, and value creation within an innovation ecosystem that will outlast the lifetime of the ERC. The logical reasoning that links the proposed activities to the identified goals for each ERC should be clear.
Federal Grant Title: Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 19-503
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 47.041
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 12th, 2019
Original Application Deadline: July 12th, 2019
Posted Date: October 18th, 2018
Creation Date: October 18th, 2018
Archive Date: August 11th, 2019
Total Program Funding: $14,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: October 18th, 2018
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
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: - Only U.S. universities that grant engineering degrees at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral engineering level may submit proposals as the lead university. The lead university submits the proposal, and the award is made to the lead university. Support is provided to partnering universities and any affiliated faculty from non-partner institutions through subawards. A university that leads two ERCs from the Classes of 2010 through 2017 and the Nanosystems ERC Classes of 2012 and 2015 may not submit a proposal in the lead role. However, the university can participate as a partner in an ERC led by another eligible institution. Invited full proposals must meet all the following organizational requirements or they will be returned without review: <ul> <li>A proposed ERC must be multi-institutional, with a lead university and additional domestic university core partners.</li> <li>To qualify as a core partner institution, there must be a minimum of three faculty participating in the ERC along with a minimum of three students. </li> <li>The lead or at least one of the core partner universities must be a university that serves populations of traditionally underrepresented students interested in STEM (defined as minority serving institutions, women's colleges, or institutions where the majority of the students are students with disabilities). </li> <li>Commitments from lead and core partner universities for cost sharing must be in place.</li> *Who May Serve as PI: The Lead PI must be a tenured faculty member at the lead university. Non-Lead PIs are the PIs listed on the Cover Sheet after the Lead PI and may be from institutions other than the lead university. The Lead PI and the ERC Director are not required to be the same person, however both must be affiliated with the lead institution.
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NSF Publication 19-503
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