NSF Grants

May 2, 2019

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1: (RII Track-1) L

Letter of Intent Due Date: July 2

Full Proposal Due: July 30

  • A letter of Intent (LOI) is required to compete in the RII Track-1 competition. LOIs must be submitted by the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) of the submitting organization via FastLane on or before the LOI due date.
  • Only eligible EPSCoR jurisdictions (see RII eligibility) with current RII Track-1 awards that expire before October 1, 2020 and those without a current RII Track-1 award may compete in the FY 2020 RII Track-1 competition. Additional restrictions apply for jurisdictions that have recently regained EPSCoR eligibility after being ineligible for one or more years.
  • RII Track-1 proposals may request up to $20 million total for 5 years.
    • Funding requests must be for a duration of 5 years.
    • There is no restriction on the amount requested annually, but the total budget request may not exceed $20 million.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)

Full Proposal Deadline: August 14

  • The goals of the program have been clarified: CRII specifically seeks to provide essential resources to enable early-career principal investigators (PIs) to launch their research careers. For the purposes of this program, CISE defines “essential resources” as those that (a) the PI does not otherwise have, including through organizational or other funding and (b) are critical for the PI to conduct early-career research that will enable research independence. Therefore, this program is not appropriate for PIs who already have access to sufficient resources to initiate their research careers.
  • The Project Description must justify how the proposal helps obtain essential resources that the PI otherwise lacks to initiate the PI’s research career, and not just for this project. The department chair letter must attest to the validity of this text.