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EPSCoR Live!

About the series

The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is hosting virtual forums to enable conversation about NSF programs, policies, and updates. Researchers, educators, and leaders within research administration, especially those in EPSCoR jurisdictions, are welcome to join these events to learn more about the latest programs and news and to engage in Q&A with EPSCoR Program Officers.

Events are planned at roughly monthly intervals and the topics vary for each event. Each event will begin with a brief presentation, followed by extensive questions and discussion. 

Next Webinar: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (ET)

Office Hour Audience: This session will be of particular interest to researchers, educators, and leaders within research administration who may be interested in developing a workshop or conference for the EPSCoR community.  

Topic: In this session, Drs. Pinhas Ben-Tzvi and Ben McCall will discuss the EPSCoR Workshop opportunity, which focuses on developing innovative ways to address multi-jurisdictional efforts on themes of regional to national importance with relevance to EPSCoR's goals and NSF's mission. 

How to Attend: Register here. Advance registration is required. Please use an institutional email address for registration. 

After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing login information.

While real time captioning will be available, requests for additional accommodations may be sent to  by Tuesday, February 13.

For help, contact Zoom Technical support at +1-833-966-6468 (+1-833-Zoom-Gov) or email

How to Submit Questions

EPSCoR Live! participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance through the registration form or by sending an email to  with “EPSCoR Live! Question” in the subject line.  


Past EPSCoR Office Hours

November 15, 2023

NSF EPSCoR Office Hour: November 2023
Learn what specific activities NSF EPSCoR has been working on in response to recommendations from the Future of NSF EPSCoR Report. The information session included a presentation from EPSCoR Section Head, Sandra Richardson and the Future of EPSCoR subcommittee co-chair, Dr. Jose Fuentes.
Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation

October 4, 2023

NSF EPSCoR Office Hour: October 2023
EPSCoR Office Hour on RII Track-2
Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation
NSF EPSCoR Office Hour: September 2023
Dr. Sandra Richardson, NSF EPSCoR Section Head and Dr. Alicia J. Knoedler, Head of the Office of Integrative Activities, exchange ideas on collaborating across EPSCoR jurisdictions to further impact research and development capacity and competitiveness. This video is of particular interest to research administration leaders at any higher education institution in an EPSCoR jurisdiction.
Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation