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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: April 30 at 4:00pm ET

Office Hour Audience: This EPSCoR Live! will be of particular interest to researchers and leaders within research administration in EPSCoR jurisdictions, who would like to learn more about the building EPSCoR research ecosystems through the E-CORE and E-RISE funding opportunities. 

Topic: Join Program Officers, Casonya Johnson and J.D. Swanson to discuss EPSCoR's new funding opportunities, E-CORE (NSF 23-587) and E-RISE (NSF 23-588). 

How to Attend: Advance registration is required.  Click here to register. 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  

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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 Live! Events

March 13, 2024

EPSCoR Live! – Open Science
Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation

February 20, 2024

EPSCoR Live! – EPSCoR Workshop Opportunities
In this video, Dr. Pinhas Ben-Tzvi discusses EPSCoR Workshop Opportunities, which supports workshops in eligible jurisdictions that focus on topics of regional or national importance, and which are relevant to building EPSCoR jurisdictions’ R&D capacity.
Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation
EPSCoR Office Hours – EPSCoR Research Fellows
In this video, Dr. Chinonye Whitley and colleagues discussed the EPSCoR Research Fellows opportunity, which aims to transform the career trajectories of non-tenured and tenured investigators through extended visits to private, government, or academic institutions.
Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation

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