Education/Workforce Development grants for innovators in the area of career and technical education that would like to create or improve a program that allows students to explore STEM related disciplines are available through SD EPSCoR. SD EPSCoR will grant approximately $170,000 for applications submitted by school districts and educational service providers in South Dakota. Download the application here Proposals for SD EPSCoR funds through the Department of Education aim to increase the number of STEM graduates skilled in informatics and biosciences at all levels by partnering industry with K-12 education and research activities to meet the growing workforce needs of South Dakota. All proposals must be submitted…

NSF has released the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the FY18 Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII T2 FEC) program. RII Track-2 FEC builds interjurisdictional collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators in scientific focus areas consistent with NSF priorities. Projects are investigator-driven and must include researchers from at least two RII-eligible jurisdictions with complementary expertise and resources necessary to tackle those projects, which neither party could address as well or rapidly alone. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research and education activities should seek to broaden participation through the strategic inclusion and integration of different types of individuals,…

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