November 4, 2016
The Office of Research and Economic Development is conducting an internal competition to select the university’s applicants for the National Science Foundation’s 2017 EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows program.
Faculty should notify ORED of their intent to submit a pre-proposal for the internal competition by 5 p.m. Nov. 14. The university can submit three proposals to NSF by the Feb. 28 deadline.
The mission of NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR, is to increase research, education and training capacity and competitiveness in EPSCoR states.
The Track-4 program funds a two-year fellowship period for non-tenured faculty to initiate or continue collaborative partnerships and/or use unique equipment through extended visits to a private, academic or governmental research facility in the U.S. The aim is for fellows to build strong research collaborations that serve as a foundation for their career and enhance the research and development capacity and competitiveness of their home institutions and EPSCoR jurisdictions.
For more information, contact Nathan Meier, assistant vice chancellor for research, at 402-472-3902.