Requesting Research Innovation Briefs (RIB) for next RII Track-1

Idaho NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1

Research Innovation Brief (RIB) Request

Purpose: The purpose of this Research Innovation Brief (RIB) is to solicit input from Idaho’s research community to help the Idaho EPSCoR Committee further refine and select a Research Theme for Idaho’s next NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 proposal.  The Committee intends to select a Research Topic by October 1, 2020.

Context: The RIB reflects a creative process of ideation. The RIB process seeks to articulate possible research topics that focus Idaho’s efforts to build academic research capacity and conduct innovative research in the coming decade.  The research topic must fit within the broad theme "Multisystemic resilience for natural resource security and critical infrastructure" as described by the Idaho EPSCoR Office, as well as State and Natinoal S&T priorities:

The RIB represents an open-source process, where ideas and information are provided along with all the rights to use, study, change, and share for the purpose of Idaho’s RII program development. The RIB should NOT propose action plans, approaches, or solutions to research problems that would be considered the intellectual property of the individuals responding to this RIB. Note that the RIB phase is not a request for a proposal but for specific ideas supporting a cogent research topic that could support development of a RII Track-1 proposal in whole or in part.

RIB leads must be tenured associate or full professors at BSU, ISU, or UI, and a PI or Co-I of an NSF research award within the previous5 years.  A faculty may lead only one RIB, but may participate in other RIB submissions.
Other Contributors to a RIB can be assistant professors, associate professors, or full professors at BSU, ISU, or UI and can be PI or CO-I of research awards from other national research competitions.  There is no limit on the number of RIB submissions that Other Contributors can be named on.
All RIB leads and other contributors should have an interest and background relevant to the RII Theme description; a willingness and interest to participate in a large team-based science program, and a willingness to contribute to writing a RIB during summer 2021. 

Due dates:

  • RII Theme-Topic Workshop: June 9, 2021
  • Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an RIB with biosketch for RIB lead June 18, 2021.
    • Complete relevant portion of RFx cover sheet, upload RIB lead Bio-sketch and SAVE DRAFT before deadline.
  • Optional check-in meeting and Q&A for RIB leads: June 22, 2021.
  • Submission date for completed RIB: August 9, 2021 at NOON Pacific Time.