Pre-Proposals for NSF EPSCoR RII Track-2 due Nov 15
The solicitation for the NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 (RII Track-2), has been posted. Each EPSCoR jurisdiction may only participate in one consortium, and can only submit one collaborative proposal.
The EPSCoR Review Committee, composed of three qualified reviewers from each Regent institution, will evaluate pre-proposals and nominate the appropriate proposal that will go forward to NSF. If you are interested in the competition, please follow the instructions below. Pre-proposals are due by 5:00pm CST on November 15.
Project description: Maximum of 5 pages
CVs: Include PI and all major collaborators (3 pages max for each CV)
Budget and Justification: Maximum of 1 page
The pre-proposal description must address the following:
a. Identify PI and qualifications to lead the Track 2 project.
Identify consortia participants and why they are essential for the proposed project.
b. Description of project. The RII Track-2 projects must address national challenges in disciplinary or interdisciplinary areas of regional, national, or thematic importance with clear plans for research, workforce development, broadening participation, and sustainability of activities beyond the project period.
c. The application must additionally address how the following will be incorporated into the project:
- Add significantly and measurably to research capability in S&T areas of high priority to the consortium as a whole and to member jurisdictions, as appropriate;
- Engage the full diversity of the consortium's resources in STEM workforce development;
- Contribute to the consortium's strategy for future research and innovation; and
- Present a detailed strategy to generate subsequent, sustained non-EPSCoR funding from federal, jurisdictional, or private sector sources.
- Overall, the RII Track-2 proposal should summarize the coordination and synergy among all of the consortium's participating jurisdictions, and with other NSF investments in each of the jurisdictions. The proposal should define the leveraging role for the proposed NSF EPSCoR RII Track-2 project within the broader context of research infrastructure improvement.
d. Proposed budget and consortia funding distribution. Cost share is not allowed, however, institutional commitment is a component of NSF consideration.
Email pre-proposals or before 5:00 pm (CST) on November 15, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Director, Research Development & Communications
Office of the Vice President for Research
201 Gilmore Hall
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Pre-Proposals will be evaluated based on the criteria and requirements outlined above. Additional evaluation criteria for NSF are described in the Program Solicitation NSF 13-509.
November 1, 2012: Announcement of Program Solicitation
November 15, 2012: Pre-proposals due for evaluation by Review Committee (University of Iowa will coordinate). See below for details.
November 16, 2012: Review of pre-proposals. Review Committee forwards to State Committee.
November 20, 2012: State Committee notifies finalist to proceed with full application to NSF
January 30, 2013: Application due at NSF
Review Committee composition
3 qualified reviewers from each Regent institution for a total of 9 on the Review Committee. Jurisdiction PIs can provide input to the Review Committee.