The Department of Energy has published a list categorizing more than 6,700 institutions of higher education by MSI and Carnegie Classification that defines more than 2,600 as emerging institutions. Those institutions can be seen on the map below.
Generally, the CHIPS and Science Act encouraged programs that targeted expanding participation for researchers and teachers at MSIs and EPSCoR jurisdictions to also begin including ERIs in program eligibility. In some cases, an institution with a higher level of research activity will still be eligible for these programs but must do so in partnership with another entity.
NSF has begun incorporating the definition into its Growing Research Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity (GRANTED) program. The Department of Energy is doing the same for its Funding for Accelerated, Inclusive Research (FAIR) program.