EDUCATION, OUTREACH
and COMMUNICATION

Extending Science and Technology
Education Across Kentucky

We provide support funding for individuals and organizations across the state seeking to engage students and citizens in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Help spread the message of STEM.

Kentucky NSF EPSCoR provides funding to support STEM education, outreach and communication events and activities across the state.

$10,000
max request

Supports STEM
Outreach

A Note About Hosting Events

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the EOC program?

The Education, Outreach and Communication (EOC) program provides up to $10,000 in funding to support STEM education, outreach and communication events and activities.

What kinds of activities can the EOC award support?

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 epscor@uky.edu.

What are the reporting obligations of awarded applicants?

All awardees and funded participants are obligated to provide reporting about the outcomes of their KY NSF EPSCoR-supported projects. More information regarding reporting obligations will be provided to awardees at a later date.

RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH (RCR) TRAINING

RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH (RCR) TRAINING:

 

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Background:

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 (epscor@uky.edu) 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.

General Terms & Conditions

  • Applications to all EPSCoR programs can include requests for federally-negotiated institutional F&A/indirect costs. Maximum budget request amounts indicated apply to direct costs. F&A costs can be added to these direct cost maximums.

 

  • Funds cannot be awarded for time periods beyond 7/31/18.

 

  • Only one application per investigator per program per year is allowed.

 

  • All awardees and funded participants are obligated to provide reporting about the outcomes of their KY NSF EPSCoR-supported projects. More information regarding reporting obligations will be provided to awardees at a later date.

 

  • Each institution that applies for financial assistance from the KY NSF EPSCoR must have a formal institutional 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. KY NSF EPSCoR must receive verification and notification that participants on supported project have received appropriate training consistent with their established institutional policies.

 

  • Foreign travel can’t be proposed.

 

  • Any request for computers must receive approval from epscor@uky.edu prior to submission of the proposal, or the proposal will be returned without review.

 

  • Any proposal submitted to KY NSF EPSCoR and declined for funding can be modified and resubmitted the next year (program  cycle) but if declined more than once, can’t be submitted again.

 

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Have Questions?

Have questions or need more information? Please feel free to contact us anytime at epscor@uky.edu or by phone at 859.257.0351.