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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. 

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Kansas NSF EPSCoR
2021 Constant Ave.
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
66047-3729
PH: 785-864-3096
Fax: 785-864-3093
nsfepscor@ku.edu

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Our Staff

Kristin Bowman-James

Project Director (MAPS)


Telephone: 785-864-3096
kbjames@ku.edu

Belinda Sturm

Project Director (ARISE)


Telephone: 785-864-1739
bmcswain@ku.edu

Doug Byers

Assistant Director


Telephone: 785-864-3227
dbyers@ku.edu

Claudia Bode

Education, Outreach and Diversity Director

 

Telephone: 785-864-1647
bode@ku.edu

Cynthia Walker

Financial Program Manager

 

Telephone: 785-864-2391
cwalker@ku.edu

Candi Wilbur

Business Manager

 

Telephone: 785-864-3096
cwilbur@ku.edu