EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:

Quick Facts

Due DateAugust 5, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award AmountUn-Known
Category of Funding ActivityScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - *Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: - Only jurisdictions that meet theEPSCoR eligibilitycriteria may submit proposals to the Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1 (RII Track-1) competition. In addition, only eligible EPSCoR jurisdictions with current RII Track-1 awards that expire before October 1, 2015 and those without current RII Track-1 awards may compete in the FY 2015 RII Track-1 competition. The jurisdiction's EPSCoR steering committee must designate a fiscal agent/proposing organization as the responsible recipient for the RII Track-1 award. This must be the employing organization of the Project Director. The jurisdiction must have in place a Science and Technology (S&T) Plan in order to submit a RII Track-1 proposal. *Who May Serve as PI: The Project Director and Principal Investigators of proposed EPSCoR projects must be affiliated with research universities, agencies, or organizations within the participant jurisdiction. In addition, the Project Director must be the lead Principal Investigator and be employed by the fiscal agent/proposing organization.

Program Description

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. A jurisdiction is eligible to participate in EPSCoR programs if its level of NSF research support is equal to or less than 0.75 percent of the total NSF research and related activities budget for the most recent three year period (see eligibility table). Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education, and industry that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction's research infrastructure, Research and Development (R&D) capacity, and hence, its R&D competitiveness. Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1: (RII Track-1) awards provide up to $4 million per year for up to 5 years to support physical, human, and cyber infrastructure improvements in research areas selected by the jurisdiction's EPSCoR steering committee as having the best potential to improve future R&D competitiveness of the jurisdiction.

General Information

Funding Opportunity Number14-558
Funding Opportunity TitleEPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
Opportunity CategoryScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards8
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateApril 22, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Due DateAugust 5, 2014 (Tuesday)
***Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): July 08, 2014 Full Proposal Deadline(s): August 05, 2014
Application Archive DateSeptember 5, 2014 (Friday)
Total Program Funding$ 32,000,000
Award AmountUn-Known
CFDA Number
  • 47.041 - Engineering Grants
  • 47.049 - Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 47.050 - Geosciences
  • 47.070 - Computer and Information Science and Engineering
  • 47.074 - Biological Sciences
  • 47.075 - Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
  • 47.076 - Education and Human Resources
  • 47.079 - Office of International and Integrative Activities
  • 47.081 - Office of Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - *Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: - Only jurisdictions that meet theEPSCoR eligibilitycriteria may submit proposals to the Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1 (RII Track-1) competition. In addition, only eligible EPSCoR jurisdictions with current RII Track-1 awards that expire before October 1, 2015 and those without current RII Track-1 awards may compete in the FY 2015 RII Track-1 competition. The jurisdiction's EPSCoR steering committee must designate a fiscal agent/proposing organization as the responsible recipient for the RII Track-1 award. This must be the employing organization of the Project Director. The jurisdiction must have in place a Science and Technology (S&T) Plan in order to submit a RII Track-1 proposal. *Who May Serve as PI: The Project Director and Principal Investigators of proposed EPSCoR projects must be affiliated with research universities, agencies, or organizations within the participant jurisdiction. In addition, the Project Director must be the lead Principal Investigator and be employed by the fiscal agent/proposing organization.

Contact Information

Agency NameNational Science Foundation
Program Information WebsiteNSF Publication 14-558
ContactNSF grants.gov support
grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov

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