Track-1 Award Opportunities

NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 Seed Grants
Project Year 3 • Request for Research Proposals

SD EPSCoR solicits Seed Grant proposals from researchers at the NSF EPSCoR Track-1 partner institutions. A total of $200,000 is available in project year 3, and it is anticipated that $200,000 will be available each project year. Research proposals supporting transformative solutions or innovative uses of biofilms are solicited. Proposals for high-risk, high reward biofilm research at the intersection of biofilms, 2D materials and big data are solicited.

Seed Grant funds are intended to:

  1. Support high-risk research that will result in submission of research proposals to federal agencies or sponsored research supported by industrial partners.
  2. Allow researchers not currently supported by Track-1 funding to become involved in the Track-1 research.

It is anticipated that four awards for up to 12-month, October 1, 2021 – September 2022, will be made.

The Seed Grant submission deadline is Friday, July 30, 2021, by 5:00 p.m. (MDT).

Recorded July 7: Seed Grants Application Process
View a complete Zoom recording of the Seed Grants Application Process (from Tuesday, July 7) that includes a Review of Track-1 Research in Year 1 by the Lead Researchers.