NSF-EPSCoR RII Track-2 and Track-4 Internal Competitions

The NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR) has sent out program solicitations for the following two EPSCoR programs.  Each of the solicitations has an institutional proposal limitation.  Therefore, ORSP in conjunction with the Vice Provost for Research will be conducting two internal competitions for these announcements.  Attached you will find the information regarding these two competitions.  Please disseminate this to your faculty.

Additionally, following you will find information related to informational webinars that the NSF will host for each of these programs.  Faculty members may find these webinars beneficial as they begin to prepare for these competitions.


RII Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations: 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  and RFP information for more details.

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 can be found here.


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. See RFP information.

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 can be found here.

Thank you for your assistance.

Best regards,

Tammie Cash
UALR Office of Research & Sponsored Programs Director

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