What is EPSCoR?

Nevada System Sponsored Programs and EPSCoR to promote the opportunities and collaborations within science, research, education, and technology for NSHE institutions in Nevada

What Is EPSCoR?

Established 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:

Goal 1

To provide strategic programs and opportunities for EPSCoR participants that stimulate sustainable improvements in their R&D capacity and competitiveness.

Goal 2

To advance science and engineering capabilities in EPSCoR jurisdictions for discovery, innovation and overall knowledge-based prosperity.

EPSCoR programs have provided funding for faculty to acquire state-of-the-art research equipment, upgrade and improve research facilities, and attract high-quality graduate and undergraduate students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research areas. In addition, programs have enhanced graduate education, stimulated undergraduate student research, promoted the involvement of women and underrepresented groups in STEM and improved the pipeline for science and engineering through support of innovative K-12 science and math programs.

 

Nevada NSF EPSCoR

The mission of EPSCoR is to assist the National Science Foundation in its statutory function “to strengthen research and education in science and engineering throughout the United States and to avoid undue concentration of such research and education.” EPSCoR goals are to 1) provide strategic programs and opportunities for EPSCoR participants that stimulate sustainable improvements in their R&D capacity and competitiveness and 2) to advance science and engineering capabilities in EPSCoR jurisdictions for discovery, innovation and overall knowledge-based prosperity.

Nevada became an EPSCoR state in 1985 and since then has received seven NSF EPSCoR Track-1 awards, two Track-2 awards, and 1 Track-3 awards, totaling $72M*. These awards have been leveraged to receive approximately $ 121M in follow on funding.

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.

Nevada’s NASA EPSCoR program began in 1999 and since then has received nine NASA EPSCoR CAN awards, and three RID awards, totaling $10.5M*. These awards have been leveraged to receive approximately $49M in follow on funding.

Resources

Hill Visits

2018 Nevada EPSCoR Hill Visit

2018 NASA Programs Hill Visit

2017 Nevada EPSCoR Hill Visit

2017 NASA Programs Hill Visit

2016 Nevada EPSCoR Hill Visit

2016 NASA Programs Hill Visit

2015 Nevada EPSCoR Hill Visit

2015 NASA Programs Hill Visit

2014 Nevada EPSCoR Hill Visit

2013 Nevada EPSCoR Hill Visit

2011 Nevada EPSCoR Hill Visit

2010 Nevada EPSCoR Hill Visit

2009 Nevada EPSCoR Hill Visit

EPSCoR/IDeA Program's Newsletters

EINewsletter September 2017

EINewsletter July 2017

EINewsletter May 2017

EINewsletter April 2017

EINewsletter March 2017

EINewsletter Jan 2016

EINewsletter October 2015

EPSCoR Myths

EPSCoR Myths VS Facts