ERVA seeks participant nominations for a visioning event at MIT

06/21/2022 09:35 AM

The National Science Foundation-supported Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA) seeks your assistance in identifying participants for our visioning event, which will explore the Engineering R&D Solutions for Unhackable Infrastructure.

ERVA is charged with strategic convening of interdisciplinary groups of experts to collaboratively identify bold and transformative new engineering research directions. ERVA visioning events will provide unique opportunities for selected participants to advance the ERVA goal of catalyzing the pursuit of innovative, high-impact research that benefits society.

The goal of this event is to identify specific areas that are nascent or require additional exploration with potential for the greatest return on investment. Accordingly, we seek multi-disciplinary researchers who can help ERVA identify less-explored, basic and use-inspired lines of research ripe for engineering community pursuit.


We invite you to nominate yourself to participate in expert, informed discussion and interactive thematic breakout sessions. Please forward this email to interested colleagues from within or beyond your organization.

Nomination Evaluation Criteria

The Thematic Task Force will evaluate the merit of the candidate’s participation based on the following general criteria:

  • Research alignment. Alignment of candidate’s research interests and current research agenda with the event theme/goals;
  • Demonstrated expertise. Significance and uniqueness of contribution to relevant fields; and
  • Persuasive case. Evidence-base for nomination, as described by the nominator.


As there are limited spots and many nominees may meet the above criteria, participant selection will also take into account ERVA’s identity as a diverse, inclusive, and engaged partnership that enables an array of voices to impact national research priorities. Such considerations include an overall participant list diverse by dimensions including but not limited to:

  • research discipline;
  • geographic location;
  • organization sector and type;
  • gender;
  • race/ethnicity; and
  • career stage.

Decisions regarding nominee invitations to participate will be guided by the overall objective of ensuring a successful visioning event.

Submit your interest here