STAC Seeks Comments and Suggestions for Upcoming NSF EPSCOR Track-1 Funding Proposal
Published on August 19, 2008
The National Science Foundation has announced an RFP calling for proposals from states currently holding a Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) award scheduled to expire in 2009 and wishing to apply for Track-1 funding.
The Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council, in its capacity as the state EPSCoR Committee, seeks brief proposals and ideas/suggestions describing opportunities for incremental expansion complementary to current Rhode Island National Science Foundation EPSCoR goals.
These are to:
- Attain national prominence and competitive research excellence in the life sciences by investing in marine life sciences, genomics and proteomics infrastructure, and
- Foster and support the synergistic integration of research, education, innovation and communication to build a strong statewide network of RI partners.
Guidelines for submission:
Option 1: 1-page white paper submitted to the EPSCoR Office that answers 3 basic questions:
- What is the science?
- What infrastructure is needed to support the science -- both instrumentation and human capital?
- What are the broader impacts -- statement of need and impact of investment?
Option 2: We encourage informal submission of ideas for activities, collaborations, linkages, enhancements, etc. Your suggestions can be e-mailed to the EPSCoR office.
Engage EPSCoR Advisory Council (representatives from all 11 institutions) to review white papers and make recommendations to STAC. Initiatives that align with the state's S&T Strategic Plan will be developed by stakeholders. This is a grassroots, bottom up selection process.
Please note, deadline for submission has been extended to September 19, 2008.
EPSCoR Office Contact: Babette@mail.uri.edu / 401-874-7080 or 2481