The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to propote scientific progress nationwide. The EPSCoR program is directed at those jurisdictions that have historically received lesser amounts of NSF Research and Development (R&D) funding. Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education and industry that are designed to effect sustained improvements in a state's or region's research infrascructure, R&D capacity, and hence, its national R&D competitiveness.
Links to EPSCoR materials:
-EPSCoR in Missouri Request for Concept Papers for the Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII-Track 1) Competition---Please note the deadline has been extended to June 15, 2012.
-EPSCoR presentation slides from March 22, 2012