NSF EPSCoR is undertaking a visioning process that will engage with its external stakeholder community to better understand the impacts of its investment strategies and identify new opportunities for increased success. This process provides an opportunity for NSF EPSCoR and its stakeholder community to deeply and collaboratively assess how the NSF program can work most effectively with its jurisdictional partners to achieve their shared goals in the context of the nation’s changing STEM research landscape.
The Committee on the Future of NSF EPSCoR is guiding this visioning process (DCL). The Committee is charged with reviewing materials provided by NSF EPSCoR staff, considering written community input, conducting listening sessions with key stakeholders, and ultimately synthesizing the collected input into a summary report. Committee members will lead the planned listening sessions and a virtual workshop and will hold several executive sessions associated with the development of the final report.
The Committee’s work and its engagements with the broader EPSCoR stakeholder community are organized around two major motivating questions:
What does the available evidence tell us about the effectiveness of NSF EPSCoR’s current investment strategies, both individually and collectively, in advancing scalable, jurisdiction-wide solutions and best practices to achieve the program’s goals?
Based on the answers to the above, are there novel strategies or changes to the current strategies that would enable NSF EPSCoR and its jurisdictional partners to achieve its mission more effectively?
The success of this visioning process depends on thoughtful stakeholder input, and thus we highly encourage the participation of anyone interested in strengthening STEM research and education capacity across the United States to subscribe to the NSF EPSCoR email list to receive information about website updates, planned events, and opportunities to participate in the visioning process. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the Future of NSF EPSCoR visioning activity. Please refer to the NSF EPSCoR website for more information.