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LIMITED SUBMISSION: Faculty Invited to Submit for NSF EPSCoR RII Track 4

December 07, 2018

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notices of intent (NOI) to indicate interest in submitting a proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR Track 4 (EPSCoR Research Fellows) program. The deadline to submit NOIs for this limited submission funding opportunity is 5 p.m. Pacific time Friday, Dec. 14.

This Research Infrastructure Improvement, Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) solicitation provides an opportunity for non-tenured faculty to spend extended periods of time at the nation's premier research facilities. The fellowship period may be used to initiate new collaborative relationships, to expand existing partnerships in ambitious new directions, or to make use of unique equipment not available at the PI's home institution. Successful fellowships will positively impact and potentially transform the recipient's research career trajectory. Any research topic eligible for consideration under NSF's policies will be considered for RII Track-4 support. The fellowship host site may be any academic, governmental, commercial, or non-profit research facility within the United States or its territories. The award amount is up to $300,000 and the project duration is up to 24 months. Awards will provide up to six total months of salary support, travel support and living expenses to the PI and up to six total months of salary support and travel expenses may also be requested for one additional trainee-level researcher.

Read the RFP.

Limited Submission: The University of Idaho is allowed to submit three proposals.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: One (Only single-PI proposals will be considered. No co-PIs should be included on the proposal. No PI who has received an award in any previous RII Track-4 competition may submit a proposal under this solicitation.)

For instructions on how to submit an NOI and apply for this limited submission opportunity, download the Guidelines and Instructions.

For more information, contact Research & Faculty Development at

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