Envisioning the Future of NSF EPSCoR

Title: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1 (RII Track-1) (NSF 21-586)

Date: May 2021

Description: Program solicitation NSF 21-586. Full proposals due August 16, 2021.

Title and Link: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1 (NSF 21-586)

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

 

Title: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) (NSF 21-518)

Date: October 2020

Description: Program solicitation NSF 21-581. Full proposals due January 25, 2021.

Title and Link: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (NSF 21-518)

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

 

Title: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (NSF 21-577)

Date: January 2021

Description: Program solicitation NSF 21-557. Full proposals due April 26, 2021 and April 12, 2022.

Title and Link: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (NSF 21-577)

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

 

Title: Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research: Workshop Opportunities (EPS-WO) (19-588)

Date: June 2019

Description: Program solicitation NSF 19-588. Proposals accepted anytime.

Title and Link: Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research: Workshop Opportunities (EPS-WO) (19-588)

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

Title: EPSCoR FY2022 Jurisdictional Eligibility Data

Date: September 2021

Description: NSF EPSCoR calculates jurisdictional eligibility annually. This eligibility table includes each jurisdiction’s portion of NSF’s research support between FY2016 and FY2020. This eligibility table applies to competitions taking place in FY2022, October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022.

Title and Link: EPSCoR Eligibility Table

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

 

Title: Current EPSCoR Eligibility Methodology

Date: January 2020

Description: EPSCoR re-examined its eligibility methodology through a process review in 2019 and is implementing changes to ensure that it is simple, transparent, fair, and stable. These changes incorporate stakeholder feedback and are supported by robust data analyses. The new eligibility table utilizing the improved methodology was published in January 2020 and applies to the FY 2021 EPSCoR competitions. The FY 2020 Eligibility Table will be the same as FY 2019.

Title and Link: EPSCoR Eligibility Methodology

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

 

Title: 2019 EPSCoR Eligibility Review Slides

Date: November 2019

Description: These PowerPoint slides provide information on current EPSCoR Eligibility (criteria and procedures and losing eligibility and restoring it), the FY 2019 eligibility table, a recap of the methodology assessment process, and the outcome of that process.

Title and Link: Slides Describing 2019 EPSCoR Eligibility Methodology Review

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

Title: Jurisdictional Fact Sheets

Date: 2020

Description: The U.S. National Science Foundation offers a variety of fact sheets about NSF and its bold investments in basic research. The following provides an overview of NSF-supported research across all fields of science and engineering and its impact on the American people. Scroll down the page to “NSF State by State” and expand the menu. Two-page informational pdfs are available for all U.S. jurisdictions including all EPSCoR jurisdictions.

Title and Link: Jurisdictional Fact Sheets

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

Title: EPSCoR 2020 Committee of Visitors Report

Date: June 2020

Description: The Committee of Visitors (COV) for NSF’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) met June 4-5, 2020 in a virtual online environment to review NSF EPSCoR for the period spanning FY 2015 to FY 2019. This review focused on:

  • Integrity and efficiency of the program’s processes and management practices, including quality and effectiveness of merit review processes, selection of reviewers, portfolio of awards, and management of the program; and
  • Other aspects of the program structure and management, including EPSCoR’s responsiveness to recommendations from previous COVs and other external evaluations.

Title and Link: EPSCoR 2020 COV Report

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

 

Title: EPSCoR Response to Findings and Recommendations of the 2020 Committee of Visitors Report

Date: October 2020

Description: The EPSCoR Section Head submitted a response to the findings and recommendations of the 2020 Committee of Visitors report.

Title and Link: EPSCoR 2020 COV Report Response

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

Title: NSB Vision 2030

Date: May 2020

Description: In this report, the NSB highlights four elements of S&E leadership that are essential to the U.S. remaining the world leader in innovation in 2030: Practice of Science and Engineering, Talent, Partnerships, and Infrastructure. The report concludes by offering a Roadmap for actions the NSB and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Title and Link: NSF Vision 2030

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

 

Title: Building the Future Investing in Discovery and Innovation: NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2018-2022

Date: February 2018

Description: The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) (Public Law 103- 62) and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-352) require Federal agencies to develop strategic plans setting forth long-term goals and objectives as well as examples of specific, near-term performance goals. Guidance on the development of agency strategic plans is included by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in OMB Circular A-11. These plans form part of the federal performance framework. “Building the Future: Investing in Discovery and Innovation” updates and replaces “Investing in Science, Engineering, and Education for the Nation’s Future: NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2014- 2018.” It has been prepared by the NSF staff, working with the National Science Board, with input from the science, engineering and education research communities, industry, and others.

Title and Link: NSF Strategic Plan

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

 

Title: NSF Evaluation Plan for FY 2022

Date: March 2021

Description: The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, Public Law No. 115-435 (Evidence Act), gave impetus to ongoing federal efforts to use evidence in decision making. This legislation created an opportunity to focus attention on promoting government effectiveness and efficiency by building and using evidence in the most impactful way. This document presents the FY 2022 Annual Evaluation Plan (AEP) that NSF developed in response to this opportunity and following guidance provided by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB M-19-23, OMB M-20-12, and OMB Circular No. A-11).

Title and Link: NSF Evaluation Plan for FY 2022

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

Title: EPSCoR 2020: Expanding State Participation in Research in the 21st Century -- A New Vision for the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

Date: August 2006

Description: : This report outlines the findings and recommendations of the “EPSCoR 2020: Expanding State Participation in Research in the 21st Century -- A New Vision for the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research” workshop held on June 15-16, 2006 in Arlington, Virginia. This landmark workshop was convened at the request of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to articulate a new vision for the NSF EPSCoR Initiative.

Title and Link: EPSCoR 2020 Report

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

                                      

Title: EPSCoR 2030: A Report to the National Science Foundation

Date: April 2021

Description: A panel of nationally recognized scientists and engineers met at the behest of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) in terms of its relevance to the national research agenda. The two-day workshop produced observations about the value of the NSF program and recommended programmatic changes to be made both by NSF and by the EPSCoR states that can enhance EPSCoR’s effectiveness.

Title and Link: EPSCoR 2030

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

Title: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Report from the Committee to Evaluate EPSCoR and Similar Federal Agency Programs and the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy

Date: 2013

Description: In this report, the committee describes their activities, findings, and recommendations related to their review of the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The committee explored EPSCoR’s mission, examined its structure at both the agency and state levels, conducted four meetings, and reviewed program impacts.

Title and Link: EPSCoR NAP Report

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

 

Title: Evaluation of the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Researcher (EPSCoR): Final Report

Date: December 2014

Description: In 2011, NSF asked the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) to conduct a 2-year evaluation of the NSF EPSCoR program, with the objective of performing an in-depth life-of-program assessment of EPSCoR activities and of the outputs and outcomes of these activities.

Title and Link: EPSCoR Evaluation Report

Contact: Tim VanReken, tvanreke@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7378

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