EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) - NSF 20-543
One of the strategic goals of the EPSCoR program is to establish sustainable Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professional development pathways that advance STEM workforce development.
Developing the full potential of its science and engineering research workforce is critical to the long-term competitiveness of EPSCoR jurisdictions and the nation overall. To realize this potential, it is often worthwhile for researchers to spend periods of time at other institutions, forming deep collaborative connections that can be sustained for many years throughout their careers. The benefits of such an experience may be particularly valuable to those researchers who are not yet firmly established in their careers.
This Research Infrastructure Improvement, Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) solicitation provides an opportunity for
non-tenured faculty to spend extended periods of time at the nation's premier research facilities
. The fellowship period may be used to initiate new collaborative relationships, to expand existing partnerships in ambitious new directions, or to make use of unique equipment not available at the PI's home institution. Successful fellowships will positively impact and potentially transform the recipient's research career trajectory. Any research topic eligible for consideration under NSF's policies will be considered for RII Track-4 support. The fellowship host site may be any academic, governmental, commercial, or non-profit research facility within the United States or its territories.