This position requires leadership in collaboratively engaging multiple research-intensive institutions and a diverse array of undergraduate institutions to build connections across disciplines and to energize others to work together.
The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) represents a federal-state partnership to enhance the science and engineering research, education, and technology capabilities of states that traditionally have received smaller amounts of federal R&D funds. Through EPSCoR, Idaho is building a high-quality, academic research base that is serving as a backbone of sustainable scientific and technological (S&T) enterprise consistent with state S&T strategic plans and priorities.
The project director serves as the principal administrator of EPSCoR in Idaho and the principal investigator on National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 awards. The director plays a vitally important role on behalf of the Idaho EPSCoR Committee to plan and implement long-term strategies regarding the operations, programs, and direction of EPSCoR in Idaho.