Kansas NSF EPSCoR Office
Kansas EPSCoR Office
The Kansas National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (Kansas NSF EPSCoR) enhances the scientific research capacity in Kansas while developing a diverse, well-qualified workforce. It fulfills an NSF mandate to promote scientific progress nationwide, ensuring that all U.S. citizens have access to experiences in science and technology.
NSF uses EPSCoR to level the playing field for states and U.S. territories whose scientists receive a disproportionately small percentage of NSF support. In other words, only those regions of the country that have been awarded 0.75% or less of NSF’s budget over the last five years are eligible for EPSCoR.
Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education, and industry that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction’s research infrastructure, its capacity for research and development capacity, and hence its competitiveness for research funding.