ESTABLISHED PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH
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.
Archived Past Projects
First Awards for early-career faculty.
Notice of intent due July 31, 2023.
Proposals due August 31, 2023.
National Science Foundation
EPSCoR Investment Strategies
NSF EPSCoR has a variety of investment strategies to build research capacity.
And the strategy is working!
For every dollar NSF EPSCoR pumps into research, Kansas scientists have garnered more than double that in non-EPSCoR research funding.
NSF EPSCoR Events
Kansas NSF EPSCoR News
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