NSF EPSCoR began in 1979 as a federal-state partnership designed to help America maintain its global leadership by capitalizing on talents and resources available in all states of the union. EPSCoR enhances research competitiveness of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in targeted jurisdictions. The goals of NSF EPSCoR include: catalyze research capabilities across and among jurisdictions, establish STEM professional development pathways, broaden participation of diverse groups in STEM, effect engagement in STEM at national and global levels, and impact jurisdictional (state) economic development.
Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) grants
Alabama researchers are eligible for four NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) grants: Tracks 1, 2, 3, and 4, which work to improve the research and development competitiveness of researchers within the jurisdiction.
Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track 1Website
NSF RII Track 1 grants are intended to improve the research competitiveness of jurisdictions by improving their academic research infrastructure in areas of science and engineering supported by the NSF and critical to the particular jurisdiction’s science and technology initiative or plan. These areas must be identified by the jurisdiction’s EPSCoR governing committee as having the best potential to improve the jurisdiction’s future research and development competitiveness. Funding level is up to $4M per year for up to five years.
Alabama is eligible for NSF Co-funding. NSF Co-funding is an internal program within NSF that selects meritorious proposals to be funded through combined support between the EPSCoR office and the other seven NSF Directorates.
Alabama is eligible for NSF Co-funding. NSF Co-funding is an internal program within NSF that selects meritorious proposals to be funded through combined support between the EPSCoR office and the other seven NSF Directorates (Biological Sciences, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, and Education and Human Resources).
- CAREER: Exploration and Controllability of Excitonic Behaviors in Conjugated Polymer Single Isolated Chains and Chain Aggregates
- CAREER: Modulation of the Interlayer Coupling in Heterostructures based on Two-Dimensional Materials
- CAREER:Laser Cooling and Trapping of Beryllium: Frozen Plasmas and Precision Measurements
- Collaborative Research: Population Dynamics in Random Environments: Theory and Approximation
- CRII: RI: Testing and Interpreting Image-based Computer Vision Models in 3D Space
- CRII: SaTC: Rowhammer Attack on Fresh and Recycled Memory Chips: Security Risks and Defenses
- Excellence in Research: InnovAtive Methods and Advanced Science at Alabama State University (IAM-ASU)
- IRES Track 1: USA-China: International Research Experience for Native American Students in IoT Enabled Environmental Monitoring Technologies
- MRI: Acquisition of a Cryoprobe Equipped Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer for Studying Macromolecules, Bioactive Isolates, and Dynamic Processes
- MRI: Acquisition of an Atomic Force Microscope for Materials Research and Education
- MRI: Acquisition of an X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer for Advancing Multidisciplinary Research and Education in Quantum Mechanics, Nanotechnology, Biosensors, and Energy Storage
- MRI: Development of a Non-Equilibrium Plasma Coupled Rapid Compression Machine
- MRI: Development of an Underwater Mobile Testbed Using a Software-Defined Networking Architecture
- Nano-ceria shape effects on non-equilibrium plasma-catalysis for chemical looping CO2 reuse
- S&AS:INT:COLLAB: Aerodynamic Intelligent Morphing System (A-IMS) for Autonomous Smart Utility Truck Safety and Productivity in Severe Environments