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Topics Accepted from all Areas of Concrete Research

ACI Seeks Research Proposals

Selection of awarded projects for ACI Foundation Concrete Research Council's funding of concrete research, and notifications to the projects' principals will take place after the ACI Spring Concrete Convention and Exposition, March 29-April 2, 2020 in Chicago.

The American Concrete Institute Foundation's Concrete Research Council announced its annual request for proposals for funding of concrete research projects that seek to advance the concrete industry by furthering the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction and structures. The open period is now through Dec. 2.  

Proposal and funding parameters include:

  • Topics are encouraged from all areas of concrete research;
  • Up to $50,000 may be approved per project for direct costs;

  • Due to a 15% research organization overhead cost limit, the ACI Foundation may award up to a maximum of $7,500 additional funds for indirect costs;

  • An ACI Technical Committee must support the research concept and participate in an advisory role to the principal investigator;

  • An individual researcher can serve as the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on only one submitted proposal;
  • Industry partnering and project cost sharing are strongly encouraged;
  • All proposals must be submitted before the Dec. 2 deadline; and
  • Principal investigators shall follow the requirements in the published RFP Application Guide.
  • Contact Tricia G. Ladely, assistant director of the ACI Foundation, for additional research proposal information at
  • Information on last year's awarded projects and research products is available at

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