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NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 Info Session

2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Katie Pelland, (402) 472-4066,
On behalf of the Office of Research and Economic Development, we invite you to an online information session focused on the EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1 (RII Track-1) funding opportunity sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

The information session will be held online from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CST on Tuesday, March 7.
Register for the event to receive the Zoom link here:

In late 2023, Nebraska EPSCoR will announce a limited submission competition to identify the team that will develop the state’s next RII Track-1 proposal, which is expected to be submitted to NSF during July 2025.

The goal for the March 7 session is to educate the University of Nebraska-Lincoln research community about what it takes to prepare a competitive RII Track-1 proposal and lead a successful project. During the session:
• JD Swanson, NSF EPSCoR Program Director, will provide an overview of RII Track-1 competition requirements.
• Matt Andrews, Director of Nebraska EPSCoR, will discuss how his office interfaces with RII Track-1 teams and outline the vision for his office’s new RII Track-1 Planning Grant request for proposals.
• Nebraska faculty members Christian Binek (EQUATE and Ed Cahoon (CRRI will share their experiences and lessons learned leading RII Track-1 projects.

Please make plans to participate if you are interested in RII Track-1 and your schedule permits. The information session will not be recorded.

Finally, individuals interested in RII Track-1 should familiarize themselves with the following resources: the Nebraska EPSCoR Science and Technology Plan, the recent report on Envisioning the Future of NSF EPSCoR, and the 2M Study of the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

Contact Katie Pelland with any questions: or 402-472-4066

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