EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 2:

Focused EPSCoR Collaborations
(RII Track-2 FEC)

Note: All proposals must promote collaborations among researchers in EPSCoR jurisdictions and emphasize the recruitment/development of diverse early career faculty, STEM education and workforce development on the single topic:

“Harnessing Big Data to solve problems of national importance.”


Important Information for Proposers

Projects must include researchers from at least two RII-eligible jurisdictions (i.e., Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, US Virgin Islands, West Virginia, and Wyoming.). Limit of one submission per institution.


The NSF Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) promotes scientific progress nationwide. The Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) builds interjurisdictional collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators in scientific focus areas consistent with NSF priorities. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research and education activities should seek to broaden participation through the strategic inclusion and integration of different types of individuals, institutions, and sectors throughout the project. Proposals must describe a comprehensive and integrated vision to drive discovery and build sustainable STEM capacity that exemplifies diversity of all types (individual, institutional, geographic, and disciplinary). The development of diverse early-career faculty is a critical component of this sustainable STEM capacity.


Agency Deadlines:  Letter of Intent (required) – December 20, 2019;
Full Proposal – January 24, 2020


For more information, please review the official solicitation

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