If you are proposing supporting a conference, workshop, symposium or other similar meeting with an EPSCoR EOC award, please be advised that you will need to disclose within the project description and budget justification of your application:
(1) if there are any other pending or committed sources of financial support for the activity, and if so, identify and differentiate specifically what each source would pay for, and
(2) indicate if you anticipate collecting a registration fee.
The Education, Outreach and Communication (EOC) program provides up to $10,000 in funding to support STEM education, outreach and communication events and activities.
EOC funding can be used to support STEM-related events and activities such as workshops, after-school clubs, conferences, camps, and more. If you have questions about what kinds of activities are eligible for this award, please contact Jeff Mossey at email@example.com.
All awardees and funded participants are obligated to provide reporting about the outcomes of their KY NSF EPSCoR-supported projects. Awardees may download the reporting documents here: Download Reporting Documents.
RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH (RCR) TRAINING:
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Our NSF sponsor requires that, ‘‘each institution that applies for financial assistance from the Foundation for science and engineering research or education describe in its grant proposal a plan to provide appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in the proposed research project.” Please be advised that if awarded, a certification of completion of RCR training for all of the aforementioned participants, consistent with the sub-awarded institution’s policies, will need to be provided to KY NSF EPSCoR (firstname.lastname@example.org) before a subcontracted award can be fully executed.
Proposal Application Requirements:
(1) Provide a statement certifying that a RCR training plan for the applying organization is in place. If the applying organization does not have a RCR training plan in place, a statement certifying they will create and implement a RCR training plan in the event they are awarded should be provided. (Training plans are not required to be included in proposals but institutions are advised that they are subject to review, upon request.)
(2) An institution must designate one or more persons to oversee compliance with the RCR training requirement. Identify these designees by name and provide their contact information.