NSF EPSCoR Workshop Opportunities

Posted on: June 15, 2019   |   Categories: Announcements, News & Updates
Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Description: The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education, and industry that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction’s research infrastructure, Research and Development (R&D) capacity, and hence, its R&D competitiveness. Eligibility to participate in the EPSCoR Workshop Opportunities program is described according to the Outreach Eligibility Map (see eligibility map).

NSF EPSCoR welcomes proposals for workshops in areas of science and engineering that advance the program’s major goals and promise to engage a broad community of investigators or practitioners, while including the intentional involvement of the EPSCoR community. NSF EPSCoR workshops aim to bring communities of thought together to discuss recent research or education findings, explore topics in emerging areas of science and engineering, foster innovative collaborations, expose researchers or trainees to new research and education tools or techniques, or respond to NSF EPSCoR calls for workshops on specific topics.

Proposals may address any topic, including the exploration of topic areas that have been described as NSF priorities. For EPSCoR workshop proposals, applicants should demonstrate how the topic is of importance to relevant science and / or engineering field(s) and include evidence that the topic will engage and be of particular interest to the greater EPSCoR community. In addition to offering a compelling topic, the goals and desired outcomes, anticipated products, and benefits that the workshop will have for its participants should be explicitly described. Successful proposals will also demonstrate that the team has worked to ensure that there is a diversity of individuals that includes groups underrepresented in STEM at every level—from the steering committee and leadership, to the speakers and participants. A tentative agenda that includes suggested speakers, and letters of support that lend evidence of participation from key participants or collaborators, are also qualities of a strong EPS-WO proposal. EPS-WO proposals should include a plan for communicating workshop outcomes and disseminating workshop products. EPS-WO proposals should also include an evaluation plan that assesses whether the goals of the workshop have been achieved. See the solicitation for full details.

Link to Additional Information: NSF Publication 19-588
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