Track-1 Award Opportunities

NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 Seed Grants
Project Year 5 • Request for Research Proposals

SD EPSCoR is soliciting Seed Grant proposals from researchers at the NSF EPSCoR Track-1 partner institutions. A total of $200,000 is available in project year 5. High-impact proposals supporting NSF EPSCoR Track-1 goals and objectives are solicited. Research proposals supporting transformative solutions or innovative uses of 2D materials and biofilms are solicited, as well as innovative STEM education, outreach, and diversity activities. It is anticipated that at least 4 awards for up to 12-months, October 1, 2023-September 30, 2024, will be made. Deadline is 5 p.m. (MDT), Friday, July 28, 2023. Applicants must collaborate with an NSF Track-1 participant on the Seed Grant.

Proposals for high-risk, high reward biofilm research at the intersection of biofilms, 2D materials and big data will be solicited. Seed Grant funds are intended to:

  1. support innovative activities that will result in submission of proposals to federal agencies or private organizations, and
  2. allow individuals not currently supported by Track-1 funding to become involved in the Track-1 activities.