Background for open call

Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Engineering, the Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA) is a neutral convener that helps to identify bold and transformative new engineering research directions. We do this by engaging experts in a visioning event.

Our call to action for you is to share Big Ideas--research problems for ERVA visioning. We greatly appreciate your insight on ideas that can shape exciting future engineering research with impacts that affect our entire ecosystem. Please help ERVA identify bold new engineering research challenges that are:
Please use the prompts below to describe a societal problem and answer as many questions as you can. Please be as concise as possible and avoid jargon. The information you provide will be reviewed by ERVA leadership (Executive Committee, Standing Council, and Advisory Board) and staff, and if your idea is chosen, you will be contacted by ERVA.