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NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII): EPSCoR Research Fellows – Due 04/22

Opportunity Title:

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII): EPSCoR Research Fellows


Funder/Agency:

NSF & NASA


Opportunity Number:

NSF 24-528


Description:

The mission of EPSCoR is to assist the National Science Foundation in its statutory function "to strengthen research and education in science and engineering throughout the United States and to avoid undue concentration of such research and education."


This solicitation offers two tracks:

1) EPSCoR Research Fellows: NSF; and

2) EPSCoR Research Fellows: @NASA


While the two tracks have similar goals, EPSCoR Research Fellows: NSF is open to a broad community, and EPSCoR Research Fellows: @NASA focuses on PIs from specific institutions of higher education with high enrollments of students from underrepresented populations in STEM to collaborate with researchers at NASA research centers.


The primary driver for this opportunity is the desire to increase the competitiveness of EPSCoR-eligible institutions by catalyzing and strengthening the research programs of their talented faculty. Over the long term, EPSCoR investments are expected to result in sustained improvements in the individual research competitiveness of its recipients and to stimulate broader improvements to the research capacity of the recipients' institutions and jurisdictions. Proposals must demonstrate in a compelling way that each of these goals will be met.


Awards will provide support for fellows to travel and spend up to six months at a premier research facility within the United States and its territories (the "host site"); salary support will be provided. In addition, each award will provide support for the PI to travel to the host site, including both transportation and living expenses for the duration of the required visit(s). Up to six total months of salary support and travel expenses may also be requested for one additional trainee such as an undergraduate or graduate student, a postdoctoral or a technical staff member of the PI's Institution, to work with the PI and complete the planned activities. Additional support will be allowed to cover other travel and direct costs that are specifically associated with the fellowship project (e.g., purchasing supplies, shipping, publication costs, equipment, facility fees, attendance at conferences and related costs, etc.).


Eligibility:

EPSCoR jurisdictions that are RII-eligible for the FY2024 competition are listed in the RII Eligibility table, which can be found here.


  • Institutions of higher education

  • Not-for-profit, non-degree-granting domestic U.S. organizations


Award Details:

Total Amount Available:

$15,000,000


Maximum Award:

$300,000


Deadline:

April 22, 2024



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