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´╗┐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.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
UNLV is limited to THREE proposals.
OSP Required Notice of Intent Due: 07/23/2020, 12:00 Noon
Submit NOI via the Limited Submission Portal
No late submissions will be considered. Information needed: Lead and Co-PI information, project title, one pg abstract and three potential internal reviewer names.

Sponsor Full Proposal Due: 04/13/2021
CFDA #'s
47.041, 47.049, 47.050, 47.070, 47.074, 47.075, 47.076, 47.079, 47.083
Award Amount : NTE $300,000
Performance Period : NTE 24 months
Cost Share : Not required

Notice of Intent
At least two weeks will be given to submit a NOI (abstract/summary 1 pg max).

If NOIs received exceeds maximum number of proposals permitted, at least two weeks will be given to submit a pre-proposal (project narrative 4 pg max and budget amount overview).

Internal Review
A review committee of peers is established and will have at least two weeks to review submitted pre-proposals. The committee recommends which proposal(s) best meet sponsor's criteria and which best align with the mission of the department, college, and university.
Questions? Contact Althea Sheets, Funding Opportunities Manager,, 702-895-1880