EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:


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. This program is directed at those jurisdictions that have historically received lesser amounts of NSF Research and Development (R&D) funding. Twenty-eight jurisdictions, including twenty-five states (Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming), the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territories of Guam and the U. S. Virgin Islands are currently eligible to participate in the RII program. 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, R&D capacity, and hence, its national R&D competitiveness.Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1: (RII Track-1) awards provide up to $4 million per year for up to 5 years to support physical, human, and cyber infrastructure improvements in research areas selected by the jurisdiction's EPSCoR steering committee as having the best potential to improve future R&D competitiveness of the jurisdiction.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 09/06/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: National Science Foundation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
*Organization Limit: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: - Only jurisdictions that meet theEPSCoR eligibilitycriteria may submit proposals to the Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1: (RII Track-1) competition. The jurisdiction's EPSCoR steering committee must designate a fiscal agent/proposing organization as the responsible recipient for the RII Track-1 award. Where possible, this should be the employing organization of the Project Director. The jurisdiction must have in place a Science and Technology Plan in order to submit a RII Track-1 proposal. *PI Limit:Principal Investigators/Project Directors of proposed EPSCoR projects must be affiliated with research universities, agencies, or organizations within the participant jurisdiction.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Full Proposal Deadline(s): August 06, 2013
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
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Financial Information