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.

  • 11

    DOE EPSCoR Awards
  • 18

    NASA EPSCoR Awards
  • 200

    NSF EPSCoR Awards
  • 35

    USDA EPSCoR Awards

Ayodeji O Ipinmoroti

The Graduate Research Scholars Program

The Graduate Research Scholars Program provides state funds for education in high-tech fields and graduate-level research in EPSCoR-related areas.


Explore Research in Alabama

Explore Research In Alabama is a tool for students, researchers, commercial enterprises and legislators seeking to foster collaboration between educational institutions and commercial enterprises in Alabama.