Kansas NSF EPSCoR
Internal Funding Opportunities
Current solicitation focuses on research in resiliency and smart infrastructure.
The First Award program helps early career, tenure-track faculty become more competitive for funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) by 1) encouraging early career faculty to submit proposals to the NSF (or other federal funding agency) as soon as possible after their first faculty appointment, and 2) by accelerating the pace of their research and the quality of their subsequent proposals.
First Awards are intended to be single-investigator awards to support the PI’s research program at their institution. The inclusion of Co-PIs, other senior personnel, and sub-awards to other institutions is prohibited. However, applicants are encouraged to include collaborators or mentors from the ARISE team in their proposal. Applicants are allowed to contact team members to discuss how project ideas may relate to the current ARISE project.
Proposal Preparation Resources:
First Award Notice of Intent Form – Due July 31, 2023
Full proposal due August 31, 2023
Research & Education Innovation (REI) Awards
Current Solicitation focuses on resiliency and smart infrastructure.
REI Awards are specifically for small projects that will either allow for networking and planning or allow for the immediate pursuit of larger projects that are developing new transformational concepts. Eligible to apply is any individual with PI status at Kansas State University, University of Kansas, Wichita State University, Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Pittsburg State University, Washburn University, or Haskell Indian Nations University. This funding is awarded to both research and education projects, and selections are made in the same spirit and share goals with NSF EAGER (Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research) awards for high risk/high gain research ideas.
Proposals will be accepted in any topic related to ARISE research and education, but special consideration will be given to proposals in the following areas:
- Bias in machine learning and automation
- Resiliency planning and risk mitigation within indigenous communities
- Emergency management; disaster and resilience planning
Proposal due August 31, 2023
These awards are designed to develop museum projects based on MAPS research that reach a broad audience of researchers, educators, students, stakeholders, and the public.
Current solicitation is closed.
University Research Offices
Kansas NSF EPSCoR and NSF
Funding Forms and Resources
Acknowledgment Statement – This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. OIA-1656006 and matching support from the State of Kansas through the Kansas Board of Regents. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.