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

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Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Supports workshops in eligible jurisdictions that focus on topics of regional or national importance, and which are relevant to building EPSCoR jurisdictions’ R&D capacity.


The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education, and industry that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction's research infrastructure, Research and Development (R&D) capacity, and hence, its R&D competitiveness. Eligibility to participate in the EPSCoR Workshop Opportunities program is described according to the Outreach Eligibility Map (see eligibility map). 

EPSCoR welcomes proposals for workshops from institutions within EPSCoR-eligible jurisdictions.   These workshops will focus on innovative ways to address multi-jurisdictional efforts on themes of regional to national importance with relevance to EPSCoR's goals and NSF's mission. 

Program contacts

Andrea Johnson (703) 292-5164 OD/OIA
Timothy M. VanReken (703) 292-7378 OD/OIA
Chinonye Nnakwe Whitley (703) 292-8458 OD/OIA
Jeanne R. Small (703) 292-8623 OD/OIA
Jose Colom-Ustariz (703) 292-7088 OD/OIA
JD Swanson (703) 292-2898 OD/OIA
Ann E. Stapleton (703) 292-7231

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