EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-1

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EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-1: The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. The EPSCoR program is directed at those jurisdictions that have historically received lesser amounts of NSF Research and Development (R&D) funding. Twenty-eight states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands are currently eligible to participate. Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education and industry that are designed to effect sustainable in a state's or region's research infrastructure, R&D capacity, and hence, its national R&D competitiveness.Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-1 (RII Track-1) awards provide up to $4 million per year for up to 5 years to support physical, human, and cyber infrastructure improvements in research areas selected by the jurisdiction's EPSCoR governing committee as having the best potential to improve future R&D competitiveness of the jurisdiction.
Federal Grant Title: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-1
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 11-565
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 47.041
CFDA Descriptions: Engineering Grants
Current Application Deadline: Nov 04, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Nov 04, 2011
Posted Date: Jul 28, 2011
Creation Date: Jul 28, 2011
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $12,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $4,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
*Organization Limit: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: - Only jurisdictions that meet EPSCoR criteria are eligible to submit proposals to the Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-1 (RII Track-1) competition. The jurisdiction's EPSCoR governing committee must designate a fiscal agent/proposing organization as the responsible recipient for the RII Track-1 award. Where possible, this should be the employing organization of the Project Director. The jurisdiction must have in place a Science and Technology Plan in order to submit a RII Track-1 proposal. *PI Limit:Principal Investigators/Project Directors of proposed EPSCoR projects must be affiliated with research universities, agencies, or organizations within the participant jurisdiction.
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