The EREF is the only private, grant making institution with a national and international scope whose sole mission is to support solid waste research and education initiatives.  Our research grants program is led by our Research Council, a body of volunteers consisting of technical experts in industry, academia and consulting.  The work of the Council is guided by a long range strategic plan with the goal to achieve greater sustainability, good environmental stewardship, higher process efficiency and increased knowledge.  Council recommended projects are then reviewed by our Board’s Projects Committee for a final review and funding allocation.  Non-research oriented projects are reviewed and recommended to the Projects Committee by technical staff. 

Details on how to submit a proposal or pre-proposal can be found under the “Proposal Submission and RFP” section.  For a description of current and previously funded projects please check out the “Funded Research” section.