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Two Funding Opportunities from the Idaho NSF EPSCoR GEM3 Award

January 02, 2020

Two funding opportunities from the NSF EPSCoR Track-1 Research Infrastructure Improvement award, “Genes by Environment: Modeling, Mechanisms, and Mapping” (GEM3) are now open: (1) GEM3 Seed Funding, to support research projects related to GEM3; and (2) GEM3 Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) funds, to facilitate the development of courses related to GEM3 research areas. The deadline for each of these is 5 p.m. Feb. 14.

Three types of GEM3 seed grants are available: small research seed funding (up to $50,000 directs costs for one year) targeted at early career researchers, large research seed funding (up to $150,000 direct costs for up to two years) for collaborative research projects, and workforce development seed funding (up to $30,000 direct costs for one year) to strengthen education, workforce development, internship and/or training opportunities related to GEM3.

VIP awards will provide $10,000 in direct costs for salary support for a faculty member or their graduate student to create a VIP course related to GEM research areas.

More information and details on how to apply for these funds are found in the following documents: GEM3 Seed Funding and GEM3 VIP Funding.

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