Funding Opportunities


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – First Awards In Climate or Energy Research or Atomic/Molecular/Optical Science (posted August 22, 2014)

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 initiatives of Climate or Energy Research ( or Atomic/Molecular/Optical Science ( 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, September 8, 2014.
Final Proposal Due by 5:00 PM MONDAY, October 27, 2014.

Please note: The timeline and budget total have changed from previous First Award cycles. They are reduced to fit the timeframe remaining the the current award. Please consider the needs of your proposed project within those guidelines.

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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