RII Track-4 EPSCoR Research Fellows

Dear Colleagues:
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NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR) is pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity – the EPSCoR Research Fellows!
This opportunity is the fourth track within our Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) program. 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. Proposals are due February 28, 2017. PIs for all RII Track-4 proposals must hold a non-tenured faculty appointment or its close equivalent, either in the form of a pre-tenure tenure-track position or a long-term non-tenure-track position. There is a limit of three proposal submissions per eligible institution.
Informational webinars for RII Track-4 are planned 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on November 29, 2016 and November 30, 2016. Research administrators and potential PIs at EPSCoR-eligible institutions are encouraged to participate on one of these webinars; further details for webinar access will follow soon.
Dr. Denise M. Barnes
Section Head, NSF EPSCoR