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Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR): Workshop Opportunities  NSF Wide Programs

Name Email Phone Room
Denise  M. Barnes (703) 292-5179  940  
Kelvin  Chu (703) 292-7860  940  
Sean  C. Kennan (703) 292-7575  940  
Audrey  Levine (703) 292-7374  940  
Timothy  M. VanReken (703) 292-7378  940  
Uma  D. Venkateswaran (703) 292-7732  940  


Solicitation  12-588

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Acceptance of a White Paper by the EPSCoR Office is required before a workshop proposal can be submitted.  White Papers may be submitted to the EPSCoR Office via email at any time.


The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. The EPSCoR program is directed at those jurisdictions that have historically received lesser amounts of NSF Research and Development (R&D) funding. Thirty jurisdictions, including twenty-eight states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U. S. Virgin Islands, currently participate in EPSCoR. Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education and industry that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction's research infrastructure, R&D capacity, and hence, its national R&D competitiveness.

The EPSCoR Office welcomes unsolicited proposals from EPSCoR jurisdictions for workshops involving the EPSCoR community.  These workshops will focus on innovative ways to address multi-jurisdictional efforts on themes of regional to national importance with relevance to EPSCoR's goals/objectives and NSF's mission.

Criteria for Eligibility


What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program