NSF EPSCoR RII: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) NSF17-503 -v2

NSF has released a new program soliciation on the topic: Genomes to Phenomes.


This is a limited submission opportunity for which the University of Mississippi can submit only three proposals. As such, there will be an internal competition to determine how to fill those three slots. Please watch UMToday for details about this internal competition, which may be announced as early November 8, 2016.


NSF Webinars: 11/15/2016 and 11/16/2016 at 1pm.
The institutional letter of intent will be due to NSF 1/10/2017.
The institutional proposal will be due to NSF 2/10/2017.

RII Track-2 FEC builds interjurisdictional collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators in scientific focus areas
consistent with NSF priorities. Projects are investigator-driven and must include researchers from at least two RIIeligible
jurisdictions. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research and education
activities should seek to broaden participation through the strategic inclusion and integration of different types of
individuals, institutions, and sectors throughout the project. Proposals must describe a comprehensive and
integrated vision to drive discovery and build sustainable STEM capacity that exemplifies diversity of all types
(individual, institutional, geographic, and disciplinary). The development of diverse early-career faculty is a critical
component of this sustainable STEM capacity. For FY 2017, RII Track-2 FEC proposals are invited on a single
topic: Genomes to Phenomes.
A single proposal is submitted for a project. Support for non-lead collaborating institutions should be requested as
subawards. Separately submitted collaborative proposals are not allowed. Each participating EPSCoR jurisdiction must have at least one co-PI on the project.
Allowable RII Track-2 FEC award amounts depend on the number of participating EPSCoR jurisdictions. If two RII-eligible
EPSCoR jurisdictions collaborate on a proposal, the award amount may not exceed $1 million per year. If three or more
RII-eligible EPSCoR jurisdictions collaborate on a proposal, the award amount may not exceed $1.5 million per year. In
either case, awards are for a maximum of four years.
Join EPSCoR Program Officers on November 15 or November 16 at  1:00 PM CST for an informational webinar on EPSCoR's RII Track-2 program. WebEx login instructions can be found here.