Past Research

From 2014-2019 our projects and initiatives were designed to accelerate Kentucky’s transition to a knowledge-based bioeconomy.

KY NSF EPSCoR Headquarters
Working in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF), Kentucky NSF EPSCoR assists to strengthen research and education in science and engineering. The vision of the KY NSF EPSCoR is to advance, encourage and develop long term improvements in scientific discovery, innovation and education throughout the Commonwealth.

Cooperative Agreement Award #1355438

Powering the Kentucky Bioeconomy
for a Sustainable Future

Kentucky’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (KY NSF EPSCoR), sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is a vital part of a coordinated effort to invest in scientific research for a better quality-of-life and a growing economy for Kentuckians.
Kentucky NSF EPSCoR was awarded a $20 million, five year cooperative agreement from the National Science Foundation in August of 2014, “Powering the Kentucky Bioeconomy for a Sustainable Future.” The NSF award was matched with an additional $4 million from the state. This five-year project is supporting activities in three research areas: Advanced Bio-Inspired Membrane Technologies, Chemical Biology for Advanced Materials, and Electrochemical Energy Storage.

Research and Initiatives

Developing a sustainable research infrastructure
throughout the Commonwealth.

Advanced Bio-Inspired
Membrane Technologies

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Chemical Biology for
Advanced Materials

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Electrochemical
Energy Storage

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Workforce
Development

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News and Highlights

Promoting public awareness and support for alternative energy sources throughout Kentucky.

Bioeconomy Blog

Bioeconomy Blog

We periodically publish short articles online, in the Kentucky NSF EPSCoR e-newsletter, and distribute press releases across the commonwealth.

Super Collider

Super Collider

An annual graduate student conference showcasing high quality research and cross pillar collaboration by Kentucky NSF EPSCoR-supported researchers.

Bioeconomy Newsletter

Bioeconomy Newsletter

Highlighting innovations from collaborative research projects in our cross-pillar newsletter archive.

Video Features

Video Features

Kentucky NSF EPSCoR produces and broadcasts freely available online video features that showcase the success of our research initiatives.