Research Grants

The Forging Foundation awards grants to advance the science of forging and to engage students and professors in industry relevant research.

The FIERF Board has implemented the use of a Stage Gate Process to manage industry research projects over $10,000 or one year in length. Industry participation in the form of industry representatives and/or partners is required at this funding level.

Grant requests of less than $10,000 and one year in length may complete the Micro Grant application below.

All grant requests must be submitted to the Foundation Office by March 1st.  Please select the appropriate form below.  See Grant Policies and Procedures and contact the Foundation office at 216-781-6260 for more information.

Stage Gate Grant Request Form
Micro Grant Request Form 

All requests should include deliverables that relate to the needs of the industry as defined in the 2016 Forging Industry Technology Roadmap