NSF - ERC Solicitation 24-576

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NSF has released the new Engineering Research Centers solicitation 24-576.  The document is available at https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/gen-4-engineering-research-centers-erc__;!!CzAuKJ42GuquVTTmVmPViYEvSg!K_4yRWYv2Ri6kyNKUUAQtue3WJWrRy_HhBLN6eqK4JU0WS9V9rEdN_uii70s_ewCDsQ0xu3-iv5V06Q$   .  Letters of intent are due Sept 3, 2024 and preliminary proposals are due on Sept 30, 2024.  Questions should be emailed to the NSF ERC Program at nsferc@nsf.gov .

The solicitation notes "NSF is interested in supporting ERCs to develop and advance engineered systems, which if successful, will have a high Societal Impact. The ERC program supports convergent research (CR) that will lead to strong societal impact. Each ERC has interacting foundational components that go beyond the research project, including engineering workforce development (EWD) at all participant stages, where all participants gain mutual benefit, and value creation within an innovation ecosystem (IE) that will outlast the lifetime of the ERC. These foundational elements are integrated throughout ERC activities and in alignment with the Center's vision and targeted societal impact. The overall impact of the ERC program is expected within the Engineering Community, the Scientific Enterprise, and Society."