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 that includes:
    • 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 of "advancing climate change research and resilience capacity to expand opportunities for disproportionately affected communities.”
    • An explanation of how the project will contribute significantly to the research capabilities and infrastructure of the participating jurisdictions in the RFA’s focus area.
    • A discussion that defines the target population in each jurisdiction and addresses how the collaborative effort will positively impact each participating jurisdiction and its respective target population by leveraging the proposed climate change and climate change resilience research, including methodologies and metrics for measuring success. In particular, address how the target population(s) will specifically relate to the proposed research and its anticipated impacts.
    • Address how the project will advance innovation, technology transfer, and potential commercialization.
    • 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 (does not count against the five page limit)
  • 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 list of the project collaborators (investigators), their affiliation, and their roles in the project.
  • A one-page draft budget in NSF format with a no more than one page justification.
  • Bios for the PI and co-PIs in NSF format.

For pre-proposals that will address EPSCoR Track 2 resubmissions, you must also include the following:

  • A copy of your review comments from NSF
  • A half page (not part of the project description page count) discussion of how you intend to address the review comments.

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.