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Internal Idaho NSF EPSCoR Seed Funding Opportunity Available

April 10, 2019

Internal seed funding is available for the National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1: Linking Genome to Phenome to Predict Adaptive Responses of Organisms to Changing Landscapes funding.

The purpose of this GEM3 seed funding is to allow project leadership and the Idaho research community to respond quickly and effectively to new opportunities as well as pursue high-impact, potentially transformative research. Its principal objective is to catalyze new research on focal species, species interactions, ecosystems, genomics/phenomics, and other emerging areas related to the scope of the GEM3 award. Read more. It is aimed at groups or individuals that emphasize the collaborative development and testing of important ideas and theories, cutting-edge analysis of recent or existing data and information, and/or investigation of social ecological systems issues.

Results of seed funding should enable the submission of proposals to NSF and other funding agencies, and/or result in conference presentations and publication of papers in peer reviewed journals, and/or other data products or innovations. It is also an important mechanism to broaden participation of institutions, faculty, and students from underrepresented groups.

Three types of seed funding awards:

  • Small Research Seed Funding - up to $50,000 direct cost for one year
  • Large Research Seed Funding - up to $150,000 direct cost for no more than two years
  • Workforce Development Seed Funding - up to $30,000 direct cost for one year

Deadline for proposals: April 29, 2019.

For full details on how to apply, see Idaho NSF EPSCoR Seed Funding.

For additional information or questions, contact Rick Schumaker, EPSCoR Assistant Project Director.

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