To: UVM faculty:
Re: Call for Pre-proposals for the NSF EPSCoR FY 2020 RII Track-2 FEC (Focused EPSCoR Collaborations)
The National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR) has announced the following funding opportunity: Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track- 2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)
- All proposals must promote collaborations among researchers in EPSCoR jurisdictions and emphasize the recruitment/development of diverse early career faculty and STEM education and workforce development on the single topic: "Harnessing the Data Revolution to solve problems of national importance." - one of NSF's Ten Big Ideas
- The number of submissions per state is unlimited but there can be only one per institution.
- An investigator cannot be PI or co-PI on more than one proposal
- Each proposal must have a collaborator from an institution in a different RII-eligible EPSCoR jurisdiction as Co-PI. The second institution will be issued a subcontract.
Please note that you may be a Co-PI on a proposal with a PI from another EPSCoR eligible state, but you are not allowed to be PI or co-PI on more than one proposal; it’s either one or the other.
This announcement is to allow you as much time as possible for preparation for the pre-proposal process. The FY 2020 RFP can be found at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20504/nsf20504.pdf
We ask that you submit the following via firstname.lastname@example.org
1) By 4 pm on November 22, 2019, a 5-page pre-proposal that addresses:
- A topic area consistent with the NSF FYI 2020 priority programmatic focus area: "Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) to solve problems of national importance."
- A plan for collaboration with at least one Co-PI from an academic institution or organization in a different RII-eligible EPSCoR jurisdiction, preferably with a history of collaboration with the PI. Describe the history of the collaboration.
- A plan for the recruitment/development of diverse early career faculty and STEM education and workforce development on the single topic HDR to solve problems of national importance.
- The impact on the state’s research infrastructure to drive discovery and build sustainable STEM capacity.