Farmington Hills, Mich. — The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council (CRC) seeks to advance the concrete industry through the funding of concrete research projects that further the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures. On August 10, CRC opened its annual request for proposals, providing the following criteria:

  • topics are encouraged from all areas of concrete research;
  • CRC will fund up to two research projects for the 2017 cycle;
  • maximum CRC funding is $50,000 per project;
  • a letter of support of the research concept by an ACI Technical Committee is required;
  • an individual researcher can serve as the principal investigator on only one proposal submitted;
  • industry partnering and project cost sharing are encouraged;
  • CRC issues gift grants and stipulates that funds are not subject to overhead charges (indirect costs; noncompliant proposals in this regard will be returned without review);
  • principal investigators shall follow the published CRC Grant Proposal Guide;
  • proposal submissions are due on or before December 1, 2016; proposals submitted after the due date will be returned without review; and
  • selection of awarded projects and notification to principal investigators will be made shortly after The ACI Concrete Convention and Exposition – Spring 2017.

Research proposals should be submitted to Ann Daugherty, Director, ACI Foundation, at Submit the entire package in a single PDF. Separate letters of support or other supporting information will not be accepted. Current information and more detailed proposal requirements are available at