Sowing the Seeds of Scientific Discovery
Research Awards offer seed-funding for novel manufacturing research projects at any of Kentucky’s Primarily Undergraduate Institutions. RA research projects have the potential to be competitive future proposals submitted directly to the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Seed funding for future NSF success.
Submission of a future research proposal application to the National Science Foundation is an obligation of RA awardees.
Applications to all EPSCoR programs can include requests for federally-negotiated institutional F&A/indirect costs. Maximum budget request amounts indicated apply to direct costs. F&A costs can be added to these direct cost maximums.
Any proposal submitted to KY NSF EPSCoR and declined for funding can be modified and resubmitted the next year (program cycle) but if declined more than once, can’t be submitted again.
University of Kentucky and University of Louisville faculty cannot apply.
Please be advised that if awarded, a certification of completion of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training for all of the aforementioned students, consistent with the sub-awarded institution’s policies, will need to be provided to KY NSF EPSCoR (firstname.lastname@example.org) before a subcontracted award can be fully executed.
All KY NSF EPSCoR awardees and funded participants are obligated to complete a Seed Funding Annual Awards Outcomes Report available on our website http://kynsfepscor.uky.edu/reporting/