EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) is a Discretionary grant funded by National Science Foundation. It's award amount is up to $1,500,000. It is categorized in Science and Technology and other Research and Development. The grants is open to all (government, organization, and/or individual) entities. The application deadline (close date) to apply is 2023-01-24 (109 days left).
The following table summarizes the EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) opportunity.
Opportunity Number22-633
Opportunity TitleEPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Post DateSeptember 17, 2022 (Saturday)
Last Updated DateSeptember 17, 2022 (Saturday)
Close DateJanuary 24, 2023 (Tuesday)
Award Amount$1,000,000 - $1,500,000 (total funding : $15,000,000)

Funding Detail Description

The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. NSF EPSCoR eligibility is based on a jurisdiction's recent five-year history of total funds awarded by NSF relative to the Foundation's total research budget for that same period.
The current table of eligible jurisdictions is available on the NSF EPSCoR website (see RIIeligibility). Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education, and industry that are designed to affect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction's research infrastructure, Research and Development (R&D) capacity, and hence, its R&D competitiveness.
RII Track-2 FEC builds interjurisdictional collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) focus areas consistent with the National Science Foundation 2022-2026 Strategic Plan. Projects are investigator-driven and must include researchers from at least two EPSCoR eligible jurisdictions with complementary expertise and resources necessary to address challenges, which neither party could address as well or rapidly independently.
RII Track-2 FEC projects have a comprehensive and integrated vision to drive discovery and build sustainable STEM capacity that exemplifies individual, institutional, geographic, and disciplinary diversity. Additionally, the projects’ STEM research and education activities seek to broaden participation through the strategic inclusion and integration of diverse individuals, institutions, and sectors.
In addition, NSF EPSCoR recognizes that the development of early-career faculty from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields is critical to sustaining and advancing research capacity. The integration and inclusion of Minority-serving Institutions (MSIs), women’s colleges, Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs), and two-year colleges is a critical component of this sustainable STEM capacity.

Dates and Awards Details

The following table shows the dates and awards information in detail for EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) federal grants. It posted on 2022-09-17 and will be closed on 2023-01-24.
The maximum award amount is $1,500,000 and the award floor amount is $1,000,000.
Agency NameNational Science Foundation
Important Dates
Post DateSeptember 17, 2022 (Saturday)
Close DateJanuary 24, 2023 (Tuesday)
Last Updated DateSeptember 17, 2022 (Saturday)
Archive DateFebruary 22, 2024 (Thursday)
Awards Detail
Award Floor$1,000,000
Award Ceiling$1,500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding$15,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Additional InformationNSF Publication 22-633
Additional Information URLhttp://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf22633

CFDA Numbers

The next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this federal grant.
  • 47.041 - Engineering Grants
  • 47.049 - Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 47.050 - Geosciences
  • 47.070 - Computer and Information Science and Engineering
  • 47.074 - Biological Sciences
  • 47.075 - Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
  • 47.076 - Education and Human Resources
  • 47.079 - Office of International and Integrative Activities
  • 47.083
  • 47.084

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Science and Technology and other Research and Development
  • No Additional Explanation Reported

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
  • Others
  • Additional Information: *Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following:
    • Only jurisdictions that meet the EPSCoR<a href="https://nsf-gov-resources.nsf.gov/2022-06/EPSCoR%20Eligibility%20Table%20Fiscal%20Year%202023.pdf">eligibility</a>criteria and are one of the types of organization listed below may submit proposals to the Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-2 (RII Track-2 FEC) competition. Organizations located in RII-eligible jurisdictions: <p style="padding-left: 30px;">o Institutions of higher education (PhD-granting and non-PhD-granting), acting on behalf of their faculty members, that are accredited in and have a campus in the United States, its territories or possessions. Distinct academic campuses (e.g., that award their own degrees, have independent administrative structures, admissions policies, alumni associations, etc.) within multi-campus systems qualify as separate submission-eligible institutions. Campuses that plan to submit a proposal through the Sponsored Projects Office of other campuses or organizations should contact NSF to discuss eligibility as early as possible and at least six weeks before submitting such a proposal. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">o Not-for-profit, non-degree-granting domestic U.S. organizations, acting on behalf of their employees, that include (but are not limited to) independent museums and science centers, observatories, research laboratories, professional societies, and similar organizations that are directly associated with the Nation's research or educational activities. These organizations must have an independent, permanent administrative organization (e.g., an office of sponsored research) located in the United States, its territories or possessions, and have 501(c)(3) tax status. Proposals may be submitted either as a collaborative from multiple organizations or from one organization with support for collaborators requested as subawards. *Who May Serve as PI: Principal Investigators of proposed RII Track-2 FEC projects must be affiliated and employed by eligible organizations in EPSCoR jurisdictions. Each EPSCoR jurisdiction participating in a proposed project must be represented by a PI or at least one co-PI. The PI and co-PIs must all have research expertise relevant to the focus area of the research being proposed. PIs and Co-PIs on current NSF EPSCoR RII Track-2 FEC awards with end dates (including any No Cost Extensions) beyond October 31, 2023/2024 (for the respective FY2023/2024 competitions) are not eligible to submit proposals as a PI or Co-PI in this competition.

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