Funding Opportunities

We want to fund your science.

Kentucky NSF EPSCoR provides funding support for scientists, educators, and companies across the commonwealth. Discover which of our funding programs is right for you.

Which of our award programs is best for you?

Active Opportunities

Research Startup Support

Recruit new-hire, research-active faculty to your institution, or support recently hired faculty. Apply as an individual or an institution.

Apply Anytime

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Research Scholars Program

Funding for faculty-mentored research projects supporting underrepresented undergrad students in STEM fields.

Applications Due Feb. 28

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Education, Outreach, and Communication

Funding to support STEM education, outreach and communication events and activities.

Applications Due Feb. 28

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EPSCoR Internship

Funding to support internships at science or tech companies with an operating presence in Kentucky.

Applications Due Feb. 28

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Future Opportunities

Research Enhancement Grant

Seed research funding to support future proposal applications submitted to the National Science Foundation.

Applications Accepted June 2018

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Have Questions?

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

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