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EPSCoR RII Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone
Robert  Coyne rcoyne [at] nsf [dot] gov (703) 292-2257 
Sean  C. Kennan skennan [at] nsf [dot] gov (703) 292-7575 
Jose  Muñoz jmunoz [at] nsf [dot] gov (703) 292-8003 
Timothy  M. VanReken tvanreke [at] nsf [dot] gov (703)292-7378 
Uma  D. Venkateswaran uvenkate [at] nsf [dot] gov (703) 292-7732 
C. Susan  Weiler sweiler [at] nsf [dot] gov (703) 292-8683 

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  17-509

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date

February 28, 2017

SYNOPSIS

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. A jurisdiction is eligible to participate in EPSCoR programs if its level of NSF research support is equal to or less than 0.75 percent of the total NSF research and related activities budget for the most recent three-year period (FY 2016 Eligibility Table). Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education, and industry that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction's research infrastructure, Research and Development (R&D) capacity, and hence, its R&D competitiveness.

RII Track-4 provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers.  Through these visits, the EPSCoR Research Fellows will be able to learn new techniques, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and shift their research toward transformative new directions.  The experience gained through the fellowship is intended to provide a foundation for research collaborations that span the recipient’s entire career.  These benefits to the Fellows are also expected to in turn enhance the research capacity of their institutions and jurisdictions.  PIs must hold a non-tenured faculty appointment or its close equivalent, either in the form of a pre-tenure tenure-track position or a long-term non-tenure-track position.

REVISIONS AND UPDATES

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

WEBINARS

Informational webinars for RII Track-4 are planned 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on November 29, 2016 and November 30, 2016.  Research administrators and potential PIs at EPSCoR-eligible institutions are encouraged to participate on one of these webinars; further details for webinar access will follow soon.
 
Questions regarding the new EPSCoR Research Fellows solicitation/program may be directed to Dr. Timothy VanReken (tvanreke [at] nsf [dot] gov; 703-292-7378)

2015 STEM Summit Agenda Announced

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Missouri Mathematics and Science Coalition will be hosting its 4th bi-annual MO STEM Summit, November 4-5, 2015 in St. Louis. This event will bring together leaders, visionaries from education, business and government to share best practices and to advance the agenda for innovation in Missouri's STEM education and policy development.

This year's Summit will focus attention on high-impact STEM Programming that is being delivered in the K-12 and Higher Education sectors. Emphasis is also being placed upon business and education partnerships that help with career pathway development.

Who should attend? Anyone who is focused on STEM Education at the K-12, postsecondary and in business industry.

2015 STEM Summit Details

Wednesday, November 4th  & Thursday, November 5th, 2015
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel- Chesterfield
16625 Swingley Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63017

Click Here for the Agenda

Please contact Brian Crouse at bcrouse [at] mochamber [dot] com or 573-634-3511 or visit www.momathandscience.com.

EPSCoR RII Track-4 Webinar 2

Event date(s): Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Informational webinars for RII Track-4 are planned 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on November 29, 2016 and November 30, 2016.  Research administrators and potential PIs at EPSCoR-eligible institutions are encouraged to participate on one of these webinars; further details for webinar access will follow soon.

INFO ABOUT EPSCOR TRACK-4

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. A jurisdiction is eligible to participate in EPSCoR programs if its level of NSF research support is equal to or less than 0.75 percent of the total NSF research and related activities budget for the most recent three-year period (FY 2016 Eligibility Table). Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education, and industry that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction's research infrastructure, Research and Development (R&D) capacity, and hence, its R&D competitiveness.

RII Track-4 provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers.  Through these visits, the EPSCoR Research Fellows will be able to learn new techniques, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and shift their research toward transformative new directions.  The experience gained through the fellowship is intended to provide a foundation for research collaborations that span the recipient’s entire career.  These benefits to the Fellows are also expected to in turn enhance the research capacity of their institutions and jurisdictions.  PIs must hold a non-tenured faculty appointment or its close equivalent, either in the form of a pre-tenure tenure-track position or a long-term non-tenure-track position.

Questions regarding the new EPSCoR Research Fellows solicitation/program may be directed to Dr. Timothy VanReken (tvanreke [at] nsf [dot] gov; 703-292-7378)