Answers given by Board of Regents staff in response to questions in response to the Louisiana EPSCoR Supervised Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) Program Request for Applications (RFA): 2017 SURE Q&A
Answers given by Board of Regents staff in response to questions in response to the NASA EPSCoR Request for Preproposals: NASA EPSCoR Q&A
The National Science Foundation has two open EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) program solicitations:
Track 2 – Focused EPSCoR Collaborations
RII Track-2 builds interjurisdictional collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators in scientific focus areas consistent with NSF priorities. Projects are investigator-driven and must include researchers from at least two RII-eligible jurisdictions. The development of diverse early-career faculty is a critical component of this sustainable Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics capacity. For FY 2017, RII Track-2 FEC proposals are invited on a single topic: “Genomes to Phenomes.” See solicitation NSF 17-503 for more details.
Track 2 Webinar:
Join EPSCoR Program Officers on November 15 or November 16 at 2:00 p.m. EST for an informational webinar on EPSCoR’s RII Track-2 program. [WebEx login instructions]
Letter of Intent is due January 10, 2017
Full proposals are due February 10, 2017
Track 4 – EPSCoR Research Fellows
RII Track-4 provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers. Through these visits, the EPSCoR Research Fellows will be able to learn new techniques, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and shift their research toward transformative new directions. The experience gained through the fellowship is intended to provide a foundation for research collaborations that span the recipient’s entire career. These benefits to the Fellows are also expected to in turn enhance the research capacity of their institutions and jurisdictions. Full details for RII Track-4 are available in the solicitation, NSF 17-509.
Track 4 Webinar:
Join EPSCoR Program Officers November 29 or November 30 at 2:00 p.m. EST for an informational webinar on EPSCoR’s RII Track-4 program. [WebEx login instructions]
Proposals due February 28, 2017
Please note that the deadline for the Notice of Intent has been changed to November 10, 2016 due to expected changes to the solicitation schedule by NASA.
The National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges issue a challenge: The 2016-2017 Community College Innovation Challenge.
Are you a community college student who has a novel idea that uses science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)? The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) present the third annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) that asks student teams to innovate a STEM-based solution to a real-world problem. Teams will submit projects in one of three themes: Maker to Manufacturer, Energy and Environment, and Security Technologies. Form your team with a faculty mentor and community and/or industry partner to enter. An entry consists of a written portion and a 90-second video. Visit the Promotional Toolkit, where you can download posters, postcards and more. Details at: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/communitycollege
The Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM), an NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 project, solicits proposals for CIMM Seed Funding to support research projects relevant to CIMM’s advanced manufacturing themes. Please see RFP for more information.
CIMM Seed Funding Proposal Form (Microsoft Word)
Last day for questions and answers about this RFP: November 4, 2016
Proposals due: November 30, 2016, 4:30 p.m central time
RFP ISSUE DATE: October 20, 2016
The Speaking of Science (SoS) program has released the updated catalog of speakers:
Speakers are available free of charge to speak to students, educators, parents, and general audiences throughout Louisiana on a variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics. Its purpose is to increase public awareness of exciting research and development in Louisiana, spark the interest of students in STEM professions and showcase the excellence of Louisiana’s leading faculty and professionals. There is an open deadline for this program. To request a speaker, fill out the request form on the last page of the catalog or contact Susan Jernigan at (225) 219-7173.
The National Science Foundation has released the EPSCoR 2017 outreach investment strategy (PDF) which includes the national outreach coordinator contact information and request procedures. “Outreach activities enable NSF staff to inform the EPSCoR community regarding funding opportunities, priorities, programs, and policies. Such travel also serves to more fully acquaint NSF staff with the science and engineering research accomplishments, investigator expertise/potential, and new directions in research and education within EPSCoR jurisdictions.”