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The Alabama Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ALEPSCoR) program is dedicated to the advancement of economic development via scientific and engineering research through a collaborative effort among the State’s research universities. The focus of activities is designed to attract and retain distinguished scientists and researchers for Alabama; to develop new cutting-edge technologies and high-tech industry; and to stimulate state competitiveness in medicine, biotechnology, engineering, and other applied sciences.

ALEPSCoR has enjoyed recent success, securing nearly $7.9M in new federal research funding during FY 2014 and over $8.9M during FY 2015. Federally funded research expenditures for the same periods exceeded $16.7M and $12.4M, respectively. Awards were received from the federal EPSCoR programs of the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These awards range in duration from one to six years and employ numerous researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students. In addition, large numbers of K-12 teachers and students are involved in ALEPSCoR K-12 outreach activities. A special emphasis is placed on outreach and collaborations with underrepresented groups to encourage involvement and knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. Read More.

 

Alabama EPSCoR State Science and Technology Roadmap (AESSTR)

The AESSTR identifies statewide research priorities and areas of research expertise across Alabama's universities and laboratories that provide the targeted economic growth of Accelerate Alabama. AESSTR was crafted in consultation with the research leaders of the seven Ph.D. granting institutions in the State, representatives from the Alabama Department of Commerce, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) and with input from several research oriented companies such as the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology and Southern Research.

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Dr. Christopher Lawson, Executive Director of AL EPSCoR and Professor of Physics at UAB, elected to Board Chair for the Coalition of EPSCoR/IDeA States

Dr. Christopher Lawson, Executive Director of AL EPSCoR and Professor of Physics at UAB, elected to Board Chair for the Coalition of EPSCoR/IDeA States

Dr. Christopher Lawson, Executive Director of AL EPSCoR and Professor of Physics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been elected as Board Chair for the Coalition of EPSCoR/IDeA States.  The Coalition of EPSCoR/IDeA States represents the interests of the 24 EPSCoR states as well as Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.  As […]

Four new NSF EPSCoR grants totaling $5.4 million awarded to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Four new NSF EPSCoR grants totaling $5.4 million awarded to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded four National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR RII Track 2 grants totaling $5.4 million in nanotechnology and basic neuroscience studies. In addition, a fifth EPSCoR grant has been awarded to research teams representing the University of Alabama and the University of Mississippi.  These five grants set a […]

Dr. Miranda Byrne Steele, former GRSP award recipient and Director of R&D at iRepertoire, presented an update to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education

Dr. Miranda Byrne Steele, former GRSP award recipient and Director of R&D at iRepertoire, presented an update to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education

On December 9th, 2016, Dr. Miranda Byrne Steele, Director of R&D at iRepertoire, presented an update to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education on her success since completing a Ph.D. in Biotechnology Science and Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  Dr. Steele is a former recipient of the Graduate Research Scholars Program (GRSP) […]

Resources

Congressional Testimonies

2014 Dr. Chris Lawson’s Written Congressional Testimony 2013 Dr. Chris Lawson’s Written Congressional Testimony 2012 Dr. Chris Lawson’s Written Congressional Testimony

Reports

Science and Technology Roadmaps 2016 AL EPSCoR State Science and Technology Roadmap (AESSTR) 2016 AL EPSCoR Recommendations to Accelerate Alabama 2.0 2012 Accelerate Alabama GRSP 2016 GRSP Report – Volume 9 2015 GRSP Report – Volume 8 2014 GRSP Report – Volume 7 2013 GRSP Report – Volume 6 2012 GRSP Report – Volume 5 […]

Major Awards

ALEPSCoR brings in external funding into the state from several federal EPSCoR agencies associated with NSF, DOE, USDA, and NASA. In FY 2012, ALEPSCoR brought in over $25M of new federal grants into the state from these agencies. National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR NSF/EPSCoR provided federal funding for ALEPSCoR programs through a Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) […]

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