What is Alabama EPSCoR?
AL EPSCoR is a consortium of the eight AL Ph.D. granting institutions, the AL Department of Commerce (DoC), the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, and numerous business leaders. Federal EPSCoR grants have led to new scientific discoveries, capabilities, and high-tech infrastructure in the state leading to important sustainable job growth.
We are proud to say that in 2016, ALEPSCoR developed Alabama’s first Science & Technology Plan formally adopted by the State of Alabama. Later those roadmap updates were incorporated into the Alabama Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Plan, Accelerate Alabama 2.0.
The ALEPSCoR state-funded Graduate Research Scholars Program (GRSP), designed to increase the pool of highly trained graduates available to AL industries, provides funding for graduate students performing high-tech federal EPSCoR Research, with funding leading to 221 Ph.D. and 73 MS degrees.
Christopher Lawson, PhD
ALEPSCoR Executive Director
Universities as a Driver for Economic Development
Graduate Research Scholars Program 2022
The Graduate Research Scholars Program is unique Among National EPSCoR Programs. The GRSP is a…
Last year ALEPSCoR facilitated an extensive down select process to choose a proposal representing the…
New DOE Award for University of Alabama
Congrats to the University of Alabama for being awarded a DOE EPSCoR award in the…
NSF EPSCoR, DOE EPSCoR, NASA EPSCoR, USDA EPSCoR (currently not eligible), and NIH IDeA.
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The National Science Foundation's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
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