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NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-2

Focused EPSCoR Collaborations

(RII Track-2 FEC)

RII Track-2 FEC

NSF Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaboration (RII Track-2 FEC) awards provide opportunities to build inter-jurisdictional collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators in scientific interest areas consistent with NSF priorities. Projects must include researchers from at least two EPSCoR RII eligible jurisdictions. The collaborative research must demonstrate an integrated and comprehensive vision focused on discovery and include opportunities to build sustainable STEM capacity that embodies diversity.  

For the FY 2021 RII Track-2 FEC competition, all proposals must promote collaborations among researchers in EPSCoR jurisdictions and emphasize the recruitment/development of diverse early-career faculty and STEM education and workforce development on the single topic: “Advancing research towards Industries of the Future to ensure economic growth for EPSCoR jurisdictions.“

Current Solicitation


Current and Previous
RII Track-2-FEC 

2020-2024 (NSF Award No. 2019603) RII Track-2 FEC: Aquatic Intermittency Effects on Microbiomes in Streams (AIMS)

2019-2023 (NSF Award No. 1920946) RII Track-2 FEC: Marshalling Diverse Big Data Streams to Understand Risk of Tick-Borne Diseases in the Great Plains

2018-2022 (NSF Award No. 1826820) RII Track-2 FEC: Building Field-Based Ecophysiological Genome-to-Phenome Prediction

2016-2020 (NSF Award No. 1632892) RII Track-2 FEC: Improving Water Management, Treatment andRecovery in Oil and Gas Production

2015-2019 (NSF Award No. 1539105) RII Track-2 FEC: Catalysis for Renewables: Applications, Fundamentals and Technologies (CRAFT)