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EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) NSF 22-633

Sponsor: NSF/EPSCoR
Internal Deadline: 10/17/2023
Institutional Submission Limit: 1
Sponsor Deadline: 12/19/2023
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For the FY 2024 RII Track FEC Competition, 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, “advancing climate change research and resilience capacity to expand opportunities for disproportionately affected communities.” The integration and inclusion of Minority-serving Institutions (MSIs), women’s colleges, Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs), and two-year colleges is a critical component of this sustainable STEM capacity.

Allowable RII Track-2 FEC award amounts depend on the number of participating EPSCoR jurisdictions. If two R-II eligible jurisdictions collaborate on a proposal, the award amount may not exceed $1 million per year; if it is three jurisdictions, the award amount may not exceed $1.5 million per year. An investigator may serve as a PI or Co-PI on only one RII Track-2 award at any given time.
The internal deadline for this competition will be 5 pm on October 17, 2023. The NSF LOI deadline (required) is December 19 2023, and the full proposal will be due January 23, 2024.


Submission Process

Limited submissions MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

If interested in applying for this opportunity, send the following as a single PDF by the INTERNAL DEADLINE above to Julie Morris at

•    Project Summary (1 page): Provide an overview, which briefly describes: the vision and goals of the collaboration; a statement of the objectives and methods to be employed; expected impacts of the proposed activities; and plans for sustaining collaborations and impacts beyond the award period.
•    Project Description (4 pages): Please describe the motivation and rationale for establishing the collaboration, and how the proposed project addresses the identified research focus area for this competition. Provide a concise description of the long-term research and education goals and intellectual focus and describe the planned activities in sufficient detail to enable their scientific merit and broader impacts to be assessed. Include a brief description of planned STEM workforce development activities.

•    A SCiENcv formatted biosketch for PI and co-PIs

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