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Sean C. Kennan
skennan@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7575

Raffaella Montelli
rmontell@nsf.gov, (703) 292-2421

Timothy M. VanReken
tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

Uma D. Venkateswaran
uvenkate@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7732

C. Susan Weiler
sweiler@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7860

Solicitation 17-562

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Full Proposal Deadline Date

    Mon Aug 21 00:00:00 EDT 2017

Letter of Intent Deadline Date

    Mon Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017

The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. A jurisdiction is eligible to participate in EPSCoR programs if its level of NSF research support is equal to or less than 0.75 percent of the total NSF research and related activities budget for the most recent three year period (see RII eligibility). 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, Research and Development (R&D) capacity, and hence, its R&D competitiveness.

Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1 (RII Track-1) awards provide up to $20 million total for 5 years to support improvements to physical and cyber infrastructure and human capital development in research areas selected by the jurisdiction's EPSCoR steering committee as having the best potential to improve future R&D competitiveness of the jurisdiction. The research activities of the project must align with the specific research priorities identified in the approved Science and Technology (S&T) Plan of the jurisdiction. Refer to sections II and IV.A of this solicitation for more information on alignment of the research activities of the project with the STEM research priorities of the S&T Plan.

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