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. 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 (see 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. 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 09/05/2014 (Archived.)
Agency: National Science Foundation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
*Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: - Only jurisdictions that meet theEPSCoR eligibility
criteria may submit proposals to the Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1 (RII Track-1) competition. In addition, only eligible EPSCoR jurisdictions with current RII Track-1 awards that expire before October 1, 2015 and those without current RII Track-1 awards may compete in the FY 2015 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. This must be the employing organization of the Project Director. The jurisdiction must have in place a Science and Technology (S&T) Plan in order to submit a RII Track-1 proposal. *Who May Serve as PI: The Project Director and Principal Investigators of proposed EPSCoR projects must be affiliated with research universities, agencies, or organizations within the participant jurisdiction. In addition, the Project Director must be the lead Principal Investigator and be employed by the fiscal agent/proposing organization.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): July 08, 2014 Full Proposal Deadline(s): August 05, 2014
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
NSF grants.gov support