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EPSCoR Office Hours

About the series

The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is hosting virtual office hours to share information about EPSCoR's current operations and provide guidance to jurisdictional stakeholders. Anyone in the research community, especially those in EPSCoR jurisdictions, are welcome to attend and learn more about the latest EPSCoR news.

Events are planned at roughly quarterly intervals and the topics vary for each event. The event will be in the form of a webinar, starting with a brief presentation of a few selected topics of current interest, followed by questions. EPSCoR Program Directors will be available to answer questions from the community. 

Next Webinar: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (EDT)

Office Hour Audience for October 4th Session: This Office Hour will be of particular interest to collaborative teams of researchers in EPSCoR jurisdictions, as well as leaders within research administration.

Topic: In this session, Dr. Jose Colom-Ustariz will prepare participants for submission to the NSF EPSCoR Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations program.  Submissions for this cycle are on the topic “advancing climate change research and resilience capacity to expand opportunities for disproportionately affected communities.”  Letters of intent are due December 19, 2023.  A panel of EPSCoR Program Officers will facilitate Q&A related to this funding opportunity.

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

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

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

How to Submit Questions

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


Past EPSCoR Office Hours

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