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