EPSCoR Track-2 limited submission instructions

In your limited submission preproposal, please include the following:

  • A cover sheet (docx)
  • A one- to four-page project description, explaining your approach to the RFA’s focus area and include:
    • A strong rationale for the planned inter-jurisdictional collaboration.
    • An explanation of why the collaboration is well positioned to produce outcomes that cannot be obtained through the efforts of a team in a single jurisdiction working alone.
    • A description of the planned research and how it fits into the identified programmatic focus area.
    • An explanation of how the project will contribute significantly to the research capabilities of the participating jurisdictions in the RFA’s focus area.
    • A description of anticipated jurisdictional impacts — education capacity, economic development, work force development, research competitiveness.
    • A strategy for long-term sustainability of the proposed activities including how to generate subsequent, sustained non-EPSCoR funding from federal, jurisdictional or private sector sources.
  • A reference list
  • A one page description of your work force development plans. Some things to consider — How are you going to:
      • Integrate researchers into collaborative teams?
      • Attract and mentor a diverse, early-career faculty and enable their success as educators and researchers? Describe their specific contributions to achieving the project’s goals in the programmatic focus area.
      • Engage diverse populations in the research and education activities?
      • Train postdocs and students to develop skills that allow them to work easily across disciplinary and other perceived boundaries and to interface with stake holders — e.g., the public, industry, academia, government?
      • Demonstrate that the participating jurisdictions’ research capacities will be positively impacted— including anticipated workforce development and educational outcomes?
  • A ½ page description of how you plan to integrate project elements. Some questions to think about:
      • How will the different aspects — research, education, innovation, workforce development, sustainability, project coordination and evaluation — be integrated in the project?
      • What are some innovative ways you can address these elements in tandem?
      • What are the benefits of integrating project elements?
      • How do you plan to integrate shared facilities and research partners?
  • A one-page draft budget in NSF format with a no more than one page justification.
  • If you have submitted previously to this program and not been funded, a copy of your review comments and a no more than one page discussion of what you plan to do to address these comments.
  • Bios for the PI and co-PIs in NSF format.

Please use Times New Roman 11 pt. for the text and nothing smaller than 9 pt in tables. The above components should be combined and submitted as a single PDF file. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. central time, via ordlimitedsubs@k-state.edu, on the date specified on the Limited Submissions Table. Submissions not meeting these requirements will be returned without review.