NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)
Solicitation: NSF 17-503
RII Track-2 FEC builds interjurisdictional collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators in scientific focus areas consistent with NSF priorities. Projects are investigator-driven and must include researchers from at least two RII-eligible jurisdictions. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research and education activities should seek to broaden participation through the strategic inclusion and integration of different types of individuals, institutions, and sectors throughout the project. Proposals must describe a comprehensive and integrated vision to drive discovery and build sustainable STEM capacity that exemplifies diversity of all types (individual, institutional, geographic, and disciplinary). The development of diverse early-career faculty is a critical component of this sustainable STEM capacity. For FY 2017, RII Track-2 FEC proposals are invited on a single topic: Genomes to Phenomes.
URL for More Information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17503/nsf17503.htm
Required LOI: January 10, 2017
Full Proposal: February 10, 2017
The lead Principal Investigator must be employed by the proposing organization. The PI and co-PIs must all have disciplinary research expertise in the focus area of the research being proposed. PIs and co-PIs on current NSF EPSCoR RII awards (all Tracks) with end dates later than October 31, 2017 may not submit proposals as PI or co-PI in this competition.
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1
Limit on Number of Proposals Per PI or Co-PI: Investigators cannot be PI or co-PI on more than one proposal.
Internal Submission Guidelines: Interested faculty teams should submit preliminary proposals of no more than 3 pages. The proposal should contain a research, collaboration and workforce development plan that includes a description of the long-term research and education goals of the project. Describe major challenges and how they will be addressed, a description of the novelty and/or originality of the proposed approach, and plans to recruit or develop diverse early-career faculty and plans to prepare them for future leadership roles. Interjurisdictional collaborations and partnerships should be described (this section should include a list of collaborators, their roles in the proposed project, and confirmation that they will be part of the project—a brief email will suffice).
In addition to the project narrative, include short CVs (no more than 2 pages each) for the PI, co-PIs and any other significant collaborators.
Preliminary proposals should be submitted as pdfs to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than noon, Monday, November 28.
Andrew Doust, A&S
Gopal Kakani, A&S