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Funding Opportunities

Call for proposals announced for spring 2024! We encourage faculty statewide to submit proposals.

What is Kansas NSF EPSCoR?

We support research and education initiatives that make a difference in Kansas

Goodbye MAPS

Six year microbiome project wraps up with a leadership transition for Kansas NSF EPSCoR.


2024 ARISE Research Experiences for Undergrads
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At Kansas NSF EPSCoR, we seek to enable scientific discovery and cultivate a diverse, talented workforce statewide. Our cluncky acronym, NSF EPSCoR, stands for a clever strategy by the U. S. National Science Foundation known as the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. This program spurs innovation and opportunity in traditionally under-funded regions of the country—like Kansas. Currently, Track-1 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.

Current Project

Adaptive & Resilient Infrastructures driven by Social Equity

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State Investments

We offer seed grants to Kansas scientists across the state to build research capacity. See the 2024 REI Award and First Award recipients. 

National Strategy

Innovation anywhere. Opportunity everywhere.
That’s NSF’s mission.

Latest funding opportunities.


28th NSF EPSCoR National Conference

October 13-16, 2024
Omaha, Nebraska
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Undergraduate Community Service Fieldtrip

Undergraduate Community Service Fieldtrip

This guest post from EPSCoR Program Coordinator Alej Martinez highlights how ARISE supports students in its summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.Despite a rainy Tuesday, July 16th, 12 undergraduate students in the ARISE REU program had a...

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Now hiring a postdoc at K-State

Now hiring a postdoc at K-State

Join the ARISE research team from the beautiful Kansas State University. Jason Bergtold, associate professor of agricultural economics, is now hiring a postdoctoral fellow to investigate community resilience, community development, social equity and/or applied...

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