A supplemental funding opportunity for RII Track-2 awardees designed to expand project networks is not available in this Dear Colleague Letter (DLC) NSF 21-078.

This DCL provides an opportunity to create connections with Minority serving Intuitions (MSIs) to help accomplish RII Track-2 project goals.

This may be done through two major mechanisms:

1) through recruitment of postdoctoral researchers from a Minority Serving Institution to anywhere within the PI’s RII Track-2 project OR by sending  a recent Ph.D. graduate researcher from the PI’s RII Track-2 project’s network to conduct a Postdoc at an already established or new MSI partner

2) Recruiting/including a new MSI partner into your RII Track-2 project

NSF will be hosting two informational webinars:

May 10, 2021 2-3pm EST
Webinar ZOOM Link
Meeting ID: 160 330 9448
Passcode: 875641


May 11, 2021 2-3pm EST
Webinar ZOOM Link 
Meeting ID: 161 069 7724
Passcode: 322486

To help facilitate connections between  Track-2 community and MSI’s NSF EPSCoR will host an introduction session to help PI’s build contacts.

Please let JD Swanson (jswanson@nsf.gov) know if you would like to be added to the list for this session by May 12. Please only one representative per project!

Supplement applications will be reviewed starting June 18, 2021 will continue to be reviewed in a rolling fashion as new applications are received.