Engineering Research Office

The Engineering Research Office (ERO) of the College of Engineering provides proposal development and project management support for research faculty. Our streamlined process allows faculty to have a single point of contact within the college for all sponsored research initiatives.

The ERO offers support and services to faculty to locate funding opportunities, facilitate proposal development (single and multi-PI proposals), utilize editing and graphic services, develop a budget, access project management support (for large or complex projects), connect to business and industry initiatives and link to other faculty resources. Our goal is to reduce the administrative burden on the Principal Investigator so faculty may focus on the science of each research project.

The ERO team coordinates directly with the UNR Sponsored Projects office to streamline and expedite services regarding pre-award services, post-award services, and grants and contracts processing. Have questions or need addition information? Please direct all inquires to for assistance.

Access more information below about the support and services available to you.

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  • ERO Team and Contacts

    The ERO team within the College of Engineering is comprised of administrative professionals with significant experience in grant administration and management.

    ERO Team

  • Planning to submit a proposal? Start here.

    Intent to submit: Notify the ERO of your intent as soon as you begin developing a research proposal so that resources can be scheduled accordingly to provide maximum support.

    Proposal Development Timeline: Generate a recommended timeline of the various steps in the development and submission process to assist with time management.

    Get Started

  • Featured Funding Opportunities

    Review this listing for the most current featured research funding opportunities identified for the College of Engineering.

    ERO Featured Funding

  • Proposal Support

    Get detailed information on value-added pre-award support available to all Engineering faculty including, but not limited to: proposal development, writing and editing services, graphics support and external review services.

    Learn about ERO's Proposal Support

  • Project Management

    Access this page to see if your awarded research project is eligible for project management services, and discover how the ERO can assist you with administrative tasks regarding your research project (after award) including expenditure monitoring, invoice review, progress and financial reports, subcontractor coordination, project close-out activities and more.

    Find more information about ERO's project management

Recent Grants

September 29, 2020

  • Sponsoring/Funding Agency: NSHE EPSCoR for a NASA project
  • Award Amount: $395,891
  • Project Title: "Self-adaptive Lubricants for Extreme Space Mechanism Applications"
  • Principal Investigator: Pradeep Menezes (mechanical engineering)
  • Brief summary: The proposed research will support NASA missions by developing a self-adaptive solid lubricant coating that can provide adequate lubrication in both cryogenic and extreme environments.

September 29, 2020

  • Sponsoring/Funding Agency: NSF
  • Award Amount: $857,034
  • Project Title: "Leveraging Big Data to Improve Prediction of Tick-Borne Disease Patterns and Dynamics"
  • Principal Investigator: Fred Harris (electrical and biomedical engineering)
  • Brief summary: This project will contribute to NSF's big ideas on Harnessing the Data Revolution and Growing Convergence Research through data-intensive research for improved prediction of tick-borne diseases

September 29, 2020

  • Sponsoring/Funding Agency: US Dept of the Energy/Office of Nuclear Energy
  • Award Amount: $639,710.44
  • Project Title: "Mitigating Stress Corrosion Cracking in Austenitic Stainless-Steel Canister Welds Using Peening Techniques"
  • Principal Investigator: Mano Misra (chemical and materials engineering)
  • Brief summary: The possibility of stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in austenitic stainless steel welds used for dry storage canisters (DSC) is identified as a potential safety concern. This project proposes to mitigate the possible initiation of pitting/SCC in these welds by applying different peening techniques, viz., laser shock peening (LSP), shot peening (SP) and ultrasonic impact peening (UIP).