ACI Concrete Research Proposals Now Open

ACI Foundation Logo - ACI Concrete Research ProposalsThe ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council 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. The annual request for proposals is open now through December 1, 2021.

ACI concrete research proposals and funding parameters include:
  • The ACI Foundation encourages topics from all areas of concrete research;
  • Up to $50,000 may be approved per project for direct costs;
  • The ACI Foundation limits research organization indirect costs to 15%
  • 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;
  • The ACI Foundation strongly encourages Industry partnering, and project cost sharing;
  • All ACI concrete research proposals are due before the December 1, 2021, deadline;

Principal investigators shall follow the requirements in the published RFP Application Guide, including the requirement to contact ACI Technical Committee Chairs by September 17, 2021, to request endorsement of the proposed research.

Selection of awarded projects and notifications to principal investigators will occur the week after the spring ACI Concrete Convention. Contact Tricia G. Ladely, Assistant Director, ACI Foundation, for additional research proposal information at [email protected] or +1-724-601-3075. Historical information on previously awarded projects and research is available at

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About the ACI Foundation

The ACI Foundation began in 1989. It promotes progress, innovation, and also collaboration. Additionally, it is a wholly owned and operated non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute. Three councils make up the ACI Foundation. Firstly, the Strategic Development Council, committed to resolving the issues of new technology acceptance within the concrete industry. Secondly, the Concrete Research Council, which funds and assists in the research of new concrete technologies. And lastly, the Scholarship Council which facilitates student fellowships and scholarships.


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