ESTABLISHED PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH
EPSCoR stands for the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. The National Science Foundation (NSF) uses EPSCoR to increase research capacity in traditionally under-funded regions of the country—like Kansas. Its primary mechanism for achieving this goal is called the Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) program. These awards enable states like Kansas to enhance their competitiveness for research funding. RII proposals are submitted by Kansas NSF EPSCoR on behalf of the program partners in the state. Other NSF EPSCoR mechanisms include co-funding, workshops, and outreach.
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Roundtable for Community Engaged Research
Thursday, November 16, 2023 | 3:00 – 4:00 pm
“Stepping Stones to Community Success”
Team Science Training
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
In-person training to help the ARISE research team build practical skills for collaborating on interdisciplinary research. Register
Kansas NSF EPSCoR announces five $50,000 awards for research and education innovation. These awards support small, one-year projects that contribute to ARISE, a five-year statewide initiative launched in 2022 focused on developing “Adaptive and Resilient...
Kansas NSF EPSCoR announces four First Awards for assistant professors from Emporia State University, Kansas State University, and Wichita State University. These seed grants are designed to help early-career faculty initiate novel research related to the ARISE...
We are thrilled to announce that Belinda Sturm, director of Kansas NSF EPSCoR and principal investigator for ARISE, will serve as the interim vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas until the position is filled. Her leadership efforts for the ARISE...
Mary Patterson is an instructor for the Kansas City Kansas Community College Saturday Academy, a teen program partially funded by the ARISE project.I live in Wyandotte County, which sits between the Missouri and Kansas River in Northeast Kansas. This part of Kansas...
We are thrilled to welcome Tianjun Sun, assistant professor of psychological sciences at Kansas State University, to the ARISE team. She will help lead and work with the team on Themes 1 and 4, bringing a strong psychological science perspective and approach to...