EPSCoR News Archive

EPSCoR News Archive

Follow the menus below to review past news on NSF EPSCoR meetings, conferences and announcements.

EPSCoR re-examined its eligibility methodology in 2019 and implemented changes to ensure that the methodology is simple, transparent, fair and stable. These changes incorporate stakeholder feedback and are supported by robust analysis. The new eligibility table using the improved methodology applies to the Fiscal Year 2021 EPSCoR competitions. Please feel free to read and distribute this informational handout about the redefined NSF EPSCoR eligibility methodology. Additionally, slides from the informational webinar are also available.


  • The 2022 EPSCoR Annual PI Meeting was hosted virtually from May 16-19, 2022.  You can review the agenda and uploaded presentations on the meeting's webpage.


  • The 2021 EPSCoR Annual PI Meeting was hosted in May 2021. 


  • The 2020 EPSCoR Annual PI Meeting was held virtually during the week of May 18-22, 2020.  There were 351 non-NSF participants, almost three times the usual attendance for the annual meeting. Please view the meeting materials section of the meeting website to view videos and presentations. 


  • The 26th NSF EPSCoR National Conference, was held in Columbia, South Carolina, from October 27-30, 2019. The theme of the conference was science and partnerships across disciplinary boundaries.  Approximately 400 faculty, staff, students and postdoctoral scholars from all EPSCoR RII Tracks as well as interested stakeholders attended. 


  • EPSCoR held a regional outreach meeting, "All About Research Center Programs," in Mobile, Alabama, in April 2019. The event provided extensive information about the various NSF Center programs.


  • EPSCoR held its Annual PI meeting on May 16-17, 2019. Over 120 participants representing all NSF EPSCoR jurisdictions attended, 25% of whom were representatives of RII Track-2 and RII Track-4 awards.




  • The EPSCoR 2030 Report produced observations about the value of the NSF program and recommended programmatic changes to be made both by NSF and by the EPSCoR states to enhance EPSCoR's effectiveness.  


  • The EPSCoR 2020 workshop was held in June 2006 at NSF to help EPSCoR to articulate a new vision for programmatic direction.

Piloted in FY 2013, RII Track-3 awards provide up to $750,000 for up to five years to support the strategic goal of broadening participation to improve the future R&D competitiveness of EPSCoR jurisdictions. These awards are intended to broaden participation of underrepresented groups in STEM fields supported by NSF — including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities and those in underserved rural regions of the country.