Register by June 12 for NH EPSCoR Development Meeting on June 18

Register by June 12 for NH EPSCoR Development Meeting on June 18

Jun 11, 2014
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A meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord to begin the process of developing New Hampshire’s next NSF EPSCoR academic research infrastructure proposal. 

All New Hampshire college and university faculty members who are engaged in research or education relevant to the theme (see below and attachment) and interested in collaborations with New Hampshire colleagues are invited to attend.

The outcome of this meeting will be the establishment of small teams to write white papers for collaborative projects within the theme. It is important to note that this program is not intended to fund work by single investigators.

If you are interested, please read the message below and the attachment (sent to all New Hampshire institutions) and register for the meeting no later than June 12 at: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=16634.

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Dear Colleague,

Your institution is invited to participate in discussion of a $20 million proposal to the National Science Foundation for a five-year program to enhance academic research infrastructure in New Hampshire.  NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program helps states become more competitive in obtaining federal grants for science and engineering research and education. Since New Hampshire became an EPSCoR state in 2004, more than $113 million in federal grants from EPSCoR or EPSCoR-like programs have been distributed to colleges, universities and small businesses. 

We are in the third year of a five-year project, “Ecosystems and Society,” funded by a Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1 award from NSF EPSCoR. During the coming year, we will develop a proposal for submission in August 2015 for a new project and we are seeking collaborators from within the academic community.

Attached is a document outlining the background and rationale for the development of a theme for the proposal. The document briefly presents current initiatives and priorities of NSF and develops context by reviewing ongoing projects that represent the NSF investment in NH research infrastructure. Subsequently, a broad theme is proposed that builds on recent investments in NH while pivoting to align with both NSF priorities and NH research capacities and needs.

You can find more information about the NH EPSCoR program online at www.epscor.unh.edu or contact Michelle.Gregoire@unh.edu with questions about the June 18 meeting.

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