Funding Opportunities, June 2016
Guidelines Coming Soon for NSF EPSCoR Proposal Process
Idaho’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) will release guidelines early this summer for an internal competition to propose its next major initiative.
Internal proposals are expected to be due in early November for Idaho EPSCoR’s next Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) proposal to the National Science Foundation. The Idaho EPSCoR Committee will select the best concept for a unified, statewide RII initiative, supported by rigorous independent and external merit review. Idaho will be eligible to submit its final RII proposal to NSF in August 2017.
The objectives of the EPSCoR RII are to build the research infrastructure of the state and help colleges, departments and programs transform themselves; support the Idaho Science and Technology plan; contribute to the institutional strategic plans; and build regional, national and international recognition for research. More information is available at www.nsf.gov/od/oia/programs/epscor/.
The proposal process will be limited to areas or themes that extend the past progress in related fields of research, while at the same time positioning Idaho to be competitive beyond the RII award in areas of national significance. The research theme(s) of Idaho’s next NSF EPSCoR RII proposal have not yet been identified. The ultimate goal of Idaho EPSCoR is to help institutions build the intellectual environments where faculty can excel and build the research capacity of Idaho.
Questions about the Idaho EPSCoR RII can be directed to the Idaho EPSCoR project administrator Rick Schumaker at 208-885-5742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to Spend a Year in D.C. as a Jefferson Science Fellow
Tenured scientists, engineers and physicians at U.S. institutions of higher learning are encouraged to apply for the Jefferson Science Fellowship competition. Fellows spend on year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C. The application opens Aug. 1. Additional information and an application are available at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine website.