KY NSF EPSCoR is required to report to NSF EPSCoR on the measurable outcomes (publications, presentations, new proposals), participant demographics, and degrees awarded. Self-reporting project results and progress to the National Science Foundation is crucial in keeping in compliance with our grant award.

KY NSF EPSCoR has recently updated its procedures for collecting required reporting outcomes.

1. Participant Demographic and Contact Information

This self-reporting form is designed for distribution to all KY NSF EPSCoR participants in collecting accurate demographic information for our annual NSF data collection process. The instrument uses generic and US Census language when necessary so that KY NSF EPSCoR can align and compare information collected for NSF with national data tables. KY NSF EPSCoR recognizes this form does not solicit information on all of the demographic and cultural characteristics that are important to our participants. As such, its design is most helpful for NSF data collection.

WHO: All financially supported KY NSF EPSCoR participants (faculty, students, technical staff, subcontractors, etc.) are required to submit

WHAT: Provide individual demographic data and contact information via the button below.

WHEN: Once per year. Participants may update demographic and contact information at any time. There is no retained username or password; instead, users simply provide a new record every time they report. Only an individual’s most recently provided record is used to report aggregated participant data to the program sponsors.

TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately 3-5 minutes

2. External Engagement and Outreach Activities

Collaboration is at the heart of KY NSF EPSCoR. Our researchers, students, and staff engage with external audiences including K-12 educators, community colleges, state universities, informal education facilities, and industry. Such outreach activities and events by our participants may or may not be funded by KY NSF EPSCoR. To track participant productivity, only outreach activities that are not currently supported financially under the KAMPERS project should be reported using the following form. 

WHO: All financially supported KY NSF EPSCoR participants (faculty, students, technical staff, subcontractors, etc.) who completed external engagement or outreach activities in the current grant year.

WHAT: Reportable activities include, but are not limited to: judging a science fair, giving a public lecture, visiting a classroom, leading a workshop, recruitment presentations,  etc.)

Presenting at a professional conference does not count towards external engagement

WHEN: Report any external engagement event that occurred on or after July 1, 2019. There is no retained username or password; instead, users simply provide a new record for each new activity and event.

TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately 5 minutes.

3. External Evaluation

Active EPSCoR participants will receive a survey from KY NSF EPSCoR external evaluation lead, Dr. Julia Melkers of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Your responses to this survey will remain confidential. All KY NSF EPSCoR participants are required to complete the external evaluation.

4. Annual Award PIs & Students (RA, EOC, URE, EI, M-G Programs)

Individuals and institutions receiving seed funding are required to submit a Project Outcomes Report for the General Public. Principal Investigators and supported students will submit separate summaries.

WHO: Annual Award winners (RA, EOC, URE, EI, M-G) and seed funded participants

WHAT: Provide details (in 200 – 800 words) of project outcomes including but not limited to the intellectual merit and broader impacts of the project goals proposed to KY NSF EPSCoR.

WHEN: Report project outcomes no later that 90 days after the end of your project. 

5. KAMPERS EOD Programs

Principal Investigators of KAMPERS-sponsored EOD programs: Peer-Led Team Learning (KSU) Program, Additive Manufacturing Program (SCC), MakerMinded (KCTCS), or the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative (UK), are required to submit an annual Project Outcomes Report.

WHO: Principal Investigators of Peer-Led Team Learning at KSU, Additive Manufacturing at SCC, MakerMinded at KCTCS, and the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative

WHAT: Provide Project Outcomes Report & Strategic Plan data

WHEN: Annually, no later than March 30.

6. Intellectual Property, NSF Proposal Submissions and Awards, and Journal Publications

Any outcomes resulting from EPSCoR funded work for these three metrics are extremely important. Please contact us directly to let us know about these; either by e-mail (jeff.mossey@uky.edu) or call our offices.

Please use the following acknowledgement statement within your related journal publications and posters: “This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement No. 1849213.”

7. Highlights

If any KY NSF EPSCoR past awardee has an interesting outcome or story to tell, even if some time has elapsed since your EPSCoR support has ended, we’d like to hear from you and work with you to capture and tell these stories and to promote your successes. Please contact KY NSF EPSCoR Communications Director Kevin Puckett, Kevin.Puckett@uky.edu about interesting award outcomes.