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Call for proposals announced for spring 2024! We encourage faculty statewide to submit proposals.

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What is Kansas NSF EPSCoR?

We support research and education initiatives that make a difference in Kansas


2024 ARISE Annual Symposium
April 11-12 in Olathe, Kansas, Register

Goodbye MAPS

Six year microbiome project wraps up with a leadership transition for Kansas NSF EPSCoR.

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EPSCoR stands for the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. The National Science Foundation (NSF) uses EPSCoR to increase research capacity in traditionally under-funded regions of the country—like Kansas. Its primary mechanism for achieving this goal is called the Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) program. These awards enable states like Kansas to enhance their competitiveness for research funding. RII proposals are submitted by Kansas NSF EPSCoR on behalf of the program partners in the state. Other NSF EPSCoR mechanisms include co-funding, workshops, and outreach.

Current major investment in Kansas

Adaptive and Resilient Infrastructures driven by Social Equity (ARISE)


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State Funding Opportunities

Valued at up to $50,000, our seed grants enable faculty from universities and colleges across Kansas to purchase research equipment, support students, and more. See 2023 award recipients.


National Investment Strategies

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Opportunity everywhere.

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Read about funding options from NSF EPSCoR.


2024 ARISE Annual Symposium

April 11-12, 2024 | Olathe, Kansas
We will bring together leaders & learners from across Kansas for the second annual symposium for ARISE, which stands for “Adaptive and Resilient Infrastructure driven by Social Equity.” Learn more and register.

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New faculty member added to the ARISE team

New faculty member added to the ARISE team

This month we welcomed a new faculty member to the ARISE team. Elizabeth Embry is an assistant professor in the Management and Entrepreneurship academic area at the University of Kansas School of Business. She will collaborate on Theme 1 research, bringing expertise...

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