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The primary goals of EPSCoR and the NIH IDeA programs are to foster research in specialized, jurisdiction-specific areas, positioning states to become more competitive for National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health research programs, in addition to similar opportunities through other agencies, including NASA, USDA, DOE, and DOD.
The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) engages with states that have historically received limited federal research and development funds, aiming to elevate science and engineering research, education, and technological capabilities within those states. Participating EPSCoR states strive to establish a robust academic research foundation, serving as a critical support system for scientific and technological advancements in the state. Several federal agencies have EPSCoR programs including NSF, NASA, USDA, DOE, and DOD.
The NIH Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program increases biomedical research capability in states that have historically received fewer biomedical research funds than others.
The Wyoming EPSCoR-IDeA Office (EIO) was created to provide support and assistance to all of the EPSCoR and IDeA programs in Wyoming. The WY EIO serves to facilitate communication and collaboration among the different programs, assist with grant proposal preparation and administration, as well as helping to develop underutilized federal programs, such as Department of Defense DEPSCoR, USDA EPSCoR, and large Center grants. The WY EIO will provide dynamic project management to support the University’s research mission and continued growth of the EPSCoR/IDeA research portfolio (NSF, NIH, NASA, DOE, DOD, and USDA).
Wyoming EPSCoR/IDeA programs are overseen by a State Committee consisting of members with diverse professional backgrounds spanning the public and private sectors and representing all regions of the state. The committee assists with the development of a State Science and Technology Strategic Plan.
NSF EPSCoR FY24 Track 2
• November 5, 2023: Pre-proposals submitted via InfoReady by midnight
• Anticipated November 17, 2023: Internal competition results finalized and notifications sent
• December 18, 2023: Letter of intent due to NSF
• January 23, 2024: Full proposal due to NSF
• Summer 2024: NSF decisions made, new Track-2 awards announced
NASA EPSCoR FY24
• November 3, 2023: Pre-proposals submitted to Dr. Shawna McBride at firstname.lastname@example.org
• January 22, 2024: Full proposal due to NASA
NASA EPSCoR Rapid Response Research (R3) Grants
• December 8, 2023: Letters of Interest submitted to email@example.com
• February 26, 2024: Full proposal due (short proposal with 3 page maximum for scientific plan)