NSF EPSCoR Track-2 Solicitation is now available

NSF EPSCoR’s Track-2 Solicitation was just released!  The required theme of these proposals is, “Advancing research towards industries of tomorrow to ensure economic growth for EPSCoR jurisdictions.

Every institution in Kentucky can lead one proposal submission to this program and furthermore, every institution can be a collaborative partner on additional proposals that are led by an institution in another EPSCoR state.

Participants: please check with your institutions’ sponsored research offices to see if they are running an internal competition to choose which proposal will be the lead at your institution, and which other proposals will be collaborative-partner submissions. 

Please contact jeff.mossey@uky.edu information about how the program works.  The NSF’s solicitation for this program (22-523) can be found here: https://beta.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/epscor-research-infrastructure-improvement-program-track-2-focused-epscor-0

University of Kentucky Submission Information:

Internal Competition: To participate in the university’s selection process, please upload the following, assembled into a single PDF file, to the Office of the Vice President for Research via this portal with a copy to your Associate Dean for Research by November 30, 2021:

  1. Names and departments or affiliations of the Project Director and other key personnel or partners Title of program, funding opportunity announcement number
  2. Brief project description, including indication of collaborating jurisdictions (2 pages maximum)
  3. Brief biographical sketch of the PD/PI

A committee will be convened to review the material and make a recommendation.

For questions or issues with submission through the portal, email the limited submission mailbox (limitedsubmissions@uky.edu), or call 257-2861.

Western Kentucky Submission Information:

Contact proposal.development@wku.edu


NSF EPSCoR will be conducting two webinars covering the new RII Track-2 Solicitation NSF 22-523.  We will be available to answer questions about this solicitation as well as provide an overview of the call. 

The details are as follows:

Wednesday November 17, 2021, 3pm Eastern Time

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Meeting ID: 161 895 2188

Passcode: 338127



Thursday November 18, 2pm Eastern Time

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Meeting ID: 161 568 8025

Passcode: 315911