The Foundation seeks high-quality grant proposals that meet our goal of increasing the quality and sustainability of concrete, and the professionalism of our industry personnel.


  • We do not engage in proprietary research.
  • We do not fund direct advocacy or promotion programs.  As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all programs we fund must benefit of the citizens of the U.S., in addition to the concrete industry.
  • We avoid duplication of effort, and would therefore not generally support replicating existing or ongoing research.
  • Research areas must have a broad scope – with applicability on at least a large regional, if not national or international, basis.
  • Partnerships are viewed very favorably by our approval bodies. When proposing research, consider other entities to partner with in performing the research, and other potential funding sources to join with the RMC Research & Education Foundation.
  • We seek proposals for specific, applied research and education programs.  We rarely support general requests for organizations or programs.  We do not fund sponsorships.

Project Approval Process

Review our Grant Guidelines for the details that will need to be included in your proposal. Proposals are reviewed generally twice per year, in the spring and fall.  Contact Julie Garbini at for current proposal deadlines.

The RMC Research & Education Foundation has a three-step approvals process.  Advisory Council review is the first step. The Advisory Council is generally made up of technical professionals and senior level managers in the industry. The Program Committee is the second step. The Program Committee is a subset of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.  The Board of Trustees has final approval for all funded programs and balances the merits of the proposal with current budget priorities.

Full and specific instructions for submitting a proposal are included in the Grant Guidelines document. However, if you wish to submit a conceptual proposal to gauge the interest of the Foundation in your project idea, you may do so. The conceptual proposal should be 1-2 pages and detail the specific problem or issue that the project seeks to address. Including approximate project costs, duration and methodology would also be helpful. For more information, please Contact Us.

You may also view the Foundation's Project Approval Flow chart demonstrating project development, approval and the distribution process below: