The Nevada System Sponsored Program is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). Our Mission is to promote collaboration and multidisciplinary learning among NSHE institutions, and to enable alignment of our efforts with the needs of the state to increase research competitiveness. Our goal is to create new opportunities in the State of Nevada for workforce development and promote the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines for the state.
What is EPSCoR?
Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research,(EPSCoR) was created to fund national areas that have historically receive less financial support through research and development (R&D) funding. The goal of EPSCoR is to create strategic partnerships between federal and state agencies, higher education institutions, and private industries to create long-term improvements in scientific research, infrastructures, R&D capacity and national competitiveness.
EPSCoR goals are:
- To provide strategic programs and opportunities for EPSCoR participants that stimulate sustainable improvements in their R&D capacity and competitiveness
- To advance science and engineering capabilities in EPSCoR jurisdictions for discovery, innovation and overall knowledge-based prosperity
Science and Technology Plan
This plan helps strategically guide the direction/topics of EPSCoR projects. Click here to download the Science and Technology Plan
Nevada EPSCoR Advisory Board
The Board advises the State EPSCoR Director on strategic directions for sustained health and growth of Nevada’s EPSCoR programs; connects science and technology advancements to an educated workforce, and ensures economic development and diversification; supports and assists in development of science and technology in Nevada, including education, research, and technology transfer; and informs legislators, businesses, committees, associations, and other interested parties about the importance of EPSCoR in Nevada and the critical role science and technology play in economic development.
Nevada National Science Foundation EPSCoR
The goal of this project is to create a statewide interdisciplinary program that stimulates transformative research, education and outreach on the effects of regional climate change on ecosystem services (especially water resources) and support use of this knowledge by policy makers and stakeholders.
The project will build capacity to model regional climate change, evaluate methods to downscale model output, understand and quantify key ecological and hydrological processes, translate climate change science into formats usable by decision-makers, integrate models and data, and transform how students learn about climate change.
Nevada NASA EPSCoR
The NASA EPSCoR program strengthens the research capabilities of jurisdictions that have not had a competitive advantage to participate in aerospace and aerospace-related research activities. EPSCoR provides eligible jurisdictions with funding opportunities to develop a more active research base by involving their academic and research institutions. Nevada began working with a NASA EPSCoR planning grant in 1999. Through this grant, Nevada has the opportunity to establish research and development competitiveness and strengthen its economy through the expansion of aerospace technology.