Funding Opportunities


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – First Awards In Climate or Energy Research (posted December 18, 2013)

Kansas NSF EPSCoR (KNE) helps Kansas build its research capacity and competitiveness in science and technology. The First Award program helps early career faculty become competitive for funding from the research directorates at the National Science Foundation by: 1) encouraging early career faculty to submit proposals to the NSF (or other federal funding agency) as soon as possible after their first faculty appointment, and 2) by accelerating the pace of their research and the quality of their subsequent proposals.

Only projects with research in areas that are related to the current Kansas NSF EPSCoR focus of climate or energy ( are eligible for First Awards. Other eligibility requirements apply so please read the RFP carefully.

Submission Deadlines:
Letter of Intent Due by 5:00 PM MONDAY, January 6, 2014.
Final Proposal Due by 5:00 PM MONDAY, March 3, 2014.

Download the RFP.

Download the First Award Form.
Download the Budget Form.
Timeline Example.

HERS Summer Internship Program

Eligibility and application information available here.

Invite an NSF Program Officer to Kansas

NSF Program Officers from different Directorates can be invited to Kansas to meet with faculty. Please contact KS NSF EPSCoR for more information.
Examples of other NSF Outreach opportunities can be found at Fastlane Outreach.

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