Chris Lawson
Christopher Lawson, PhD
ALEPSCoR Executive Director

The Alabama EPSCoR 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 goals of the ALEPSCoR program are attracting distinguished scientists and researchers for Alabama; developing cutting-edge technologies, fostering global competitiveness in key industries, and educating a workforce ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Alabama became an EPSCoR state in 1985. Since then Alabama has received EPSCoR awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF), US Department of Energy (DoE), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and US Department of Agriculture (USDA). From 2009 to 2019, Alabama has received more than 260 EPSCoR awards totaling $166M.