EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations – Awards vary – Due Jan 31 2022

Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Educational Diversity Research Education Experiences – Awards vary – Due May 24 2022
December 17, 2021
Facilitator of Polar STEAM – up to $700,000 – Due Feb 25 2022
December 17, 2021

Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Office of Integrative Activities

Eligibility:            Public, Private, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)

Award(s):           Awards vary.

Deadline(s):       Letters of Intent are due December 20, 2021. Full proposals are due January 31, 2022.

Focus:   Career and College Readiness, Community Involvement, Engineering, Equity and Diversity, Museums, Native/Tribal American, STEM/STEAM/STREAM, Technology Education/Computer Science, Underserved Populations/At Risk

Grade Level(s):  Higher Ed

Content Area(s):             Mathematics, Science

State(s):              National

Description:       The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program supports partnerships with higher education, government, and industry across multiple geographic jurisdictions to build sustainable research, education, and workforce development infrastructures in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Research areas of interest are outlined in the program solicitation. Innovative educational activities should engage kindergarten through grade 12 students, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty. Project plans must reflect individual, institutional, geographic, and disciplinary diversity. Critical components are the development of early career faculty underrepresented in STEM fields, and the involvement of traditionally underrepresented groups at all project levels. Integration of Minority-Serving Institutions, primarily undergraduate institutions, and community colleges is strongly recommended.

Contact:              John-David Swanson, Program Officer

Office of Integrative Activities

National Science Foundation

2415 Eisenhower Ave.

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703.292.2898

Email: jswanson@nsf.gov

Jose Colom-Ustariz, Program Officer

Phone: 703.292.7088

Email: jcolom@nsf.gov

Eric W. Lindquist, Program Officer

Phone: 703.292.7127

Email: elindqui@nsf.gov

Subrata Acharya, Program Officer

Phone: 703.292.2451

Email: acharyas@nsf.gov

Andrea Johnson, Program Officer

Phone: 703.292.5164

Email: ANDJOHNS@nsf.gov

Jeanne Small, Program Officer

Phone: 703.292.8623

Email: jsmall@nsf.gov

Timothy M. VanReken, Program Officer

Phone: 703.292.7378

Email: tvanreke@nsf.gov

Chinonye Whitley, Program Officer

Phone: 703.292.8458

Email: cnnakwe@nsf.gov

Website:             https://beta.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/epscor-research-infrastructure-improvement-program-track-2-focused-epscor-0