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Fall 2017 NSF Grants Webcast Now Available

The Fall 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference Webcast is now available online. You can view all the presentations and recordings of the plenary sessions from the NSF Grants Conference here.

Topics include: Types of NSF Funding Opportunities, Proposal Preparation, Award Management, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, Merit Review, and more.

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New EPSCoR RII Track-4 solicitation

NSF EPSCoR is pleased to announce the release of the Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) solicitation NSF 18-526. This year’s competition will build on the success of the inaugural FY 2017 competition – a press release highlighting the first cohort of EPSCoR Research Fellows can be found at this link.

This solicitation provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers. Through these visits, the EPSCoR Research Fellows will be able to learn new techniques, develop new collaborations or advance existing partnerships, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and/or shift their research toward potentially transformative new directions. The experience gained through the fellowship is intended to provide a foundation for research collaborations that will enhance the Fellows’ research trajectories well beyond the award period. These benefits to the Fellows are also expected to in turn enhance the research capacity of their institutions and jurisdictions more broadly.

Full details are available in the solicitation. Proposals are due March 13, 2018. As before, there is a limit of three proposal submissions per eligible institution.

Informational webinars for RII Track-4 are planned 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 11, 2018 and January 12, 2018. Research administrators and potential PIs at EPSCoR-eligible institutions are encouraged to participate in one of these webinars; further details for webinar access will follow.

Questions regarding the new EPSCoR Research Fellows solicitation/program may be directed to Dr. Timothy VanReken (; 703-292-7378).

View RII Track-4 Solicitation     January 11 & 12 Webinar

View RII Track-4 Solicitation

Tell Us Your EPSCoR Story


Hey EPSCoR participants (current and former)! Share your story of how EPSCoR has promoted your research or educational success. Your story is important to Idaho. We want to share it with others!


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Boise State's HES Initiative

The Human-Environment Systems team is working to solve complex environmental problems and train a new generation of students to meet the challenges of the next century. We believe that meeting the great environmental challenges facing the planet requires understanding the interplay between the biophysical world and our societal actions. We aspire to create knowledge and capacity to address these challenges.

Learn more about HES

UI Physicist Receives NSF Grant for Genome to Phenome Research

A University of Idaho project examining changes in the amino acids that are the building blocks of life and how they lead to changes in living things was awarded a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

The grant, awarded to Associate Professor F. Marty Ytreberg in the Department of Physics in UI's College of Science, is among eight projects totaling $41.7 million awarded through the NSF’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Program.

Ytreberg's project, "Using biophysical protein models to map genetic variation to phenotypes,” will use computer simulations, mathematical modeling and experiments to determine how amino acid changes modify the way that proteins interact with other molecules.

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Learn more about the EPSCoR award

BSU awarded $1.7M to study climate change effects on birds

The Department of Defense has awarded a team of researchers, led by Boise State University biological sciences professor Julie Heath, a four-year, $1.7 million grant to monitor the effects of climate change on American kestrels and develop a modeling system that can be used broadly to predict how other avian species will react to changes in weather patterns.

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ISU's Sarah Godsey Receives Prestigious NSF Award

Idaho State University geosciences Assistant Professor Sarah Godsey has received one of the "most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty" awarded by the National Science Foundation. Her award includes more than $500,000 to study streams and stream channels for five years.

The award is part of the NSF's Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). According the NSF, the award is given to faculty "who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization."

The title of Godsey's CAREER award is "Active Learning Across Interfaces: Controls on Flow Intermittency and Water Age in Temporary Streams."


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Health of Our Lakes

Idaho Public TV explores the Health of our Lakes, focusing on Fernan, Coeur d'Alene, and Hayden Lakes in North Idaho.

Watch video unveiled at White House Water Summit

UI researchers partners with DRI and Google on web application.

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