Funding opportunities

Kansas NSF EPSCoR is currently seeking proposals for two separate funding opportunities.

Valued at up to $50,000, these awards enable faculty across Kansas to purchase research equipment, support students, and more. All proposals must align with the current ARISE project, which seeks to develop “Adaptive and Resilient Infrastructures driven by Social Equity” (ARISE).

1. First Awards 

These seed grants are for early career, tenure track faculty. They are designed to spur research in resiliency and smart infrastructure while helping awardees compete nationally for funding. See current solicitation for eligibility criteria and other important information.

Submission deadlines:

  • Notice of intent due July 31, 2023
  • Proposal due August 31, 2023.

2. REI Awards

REI stands for Research & Education Innovation. These Awards are for any faculty member at designated universities in Kansas to kickstart projects in resiliency. See current solicitation for eligibility criteria and submission requirements.

Proposals are due August 31, 2023.

What is Kansas NSF EPSCoR?

The National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR) ensures every citizen has access to STEM experiences by increasing research capacity in traditionally underfunded regions of the country—like Kansas. For every dollar it invests in Kansas, the state gets back twice that in non-EPSCoR funding.

Learn more about the history of Kansas NSF EPSCoR.