Director’s Welcome

Dr. Christopher Lawson

Dr. Christopher Lawson

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 was very successful in the last year, and secured more than $7.1M in new federal research funding during 2012. Federally funded research expenditures for the same period exceeded $17.9M. 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 Science & Technology Roadmap
The Alabama Science and Technology Roadmap will enable Alabama to compete with other states and regions in an increasingly global, innovation‐driven economy. [PDF]

What's New?

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program – Application Period Now Open

NSF is soliciting applications for the GRFP until the posted deadlines in late October and early November 2014. Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate […]

Tuskegee University on WSFA (NBC) – Montgomery, AL

Tuskegee University on WSFA (NBC) – Montgomery, AL

…it’s not artwork…but science and technology…at work. It’s an open house going on at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Montgomery. 120 students are showing off their research and the National Science Foundation funds the conference. Click here for the video.

Dr. Christopher Lawson Named Vice-Chair for the Coalition of EPSCoR States

Dr. Christopher Lawson Named Vice-Chair for the Coalition of EPSCoR States

The EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation/Coalition is an organization that organizes national EPSCoR activities and lobbies on its behalf to the U.S. Congress. The Foundation is the non-lobbying arm, and the Coalition includes lobbying activities. More details are available here. Dr. Lawson has been on the EPSCoR / IDeA Coalition Board of the Directors since 2010. He has […]


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) […]

Strategic Plans

Alabama EPSCoR – RII-3 Strategic Plan Alabama EPSCoR Strategic Plan Alabama Science Roadmap – January 2012 Accelerate Alabama Strategic Plan – December 2009  


GRSP 2013 GRSP Report – Volume 6 2012 GRSP Report – Volume 5 2010 GRSP Report – Volume 4 2009 GRSP Report-Volume 3 2008 GRSP Report – Volume 2 2008 GRSP Report – Volume 1 Alabama Commission on Higher Education 2013 ACHE Report 2012 ACHE Report 2011 ACHE Report 2010 ACHE Report 2009 ACHE Report […]