Welcome to the EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation

This website serves as a valuable communication tool to provide information about the federal-wide EPSCoR/IDeA (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research/Institutional Development Award) program, EIF initiatives, and news from the the states. Here, you will find information about our various committees and publications. Our frequently updated Resources page contains programmatic resources, including reports, publications, newsletters, program announcements, and information about upcoming meetings to name a few.

Foundation Activities

Congressional Testimony by Dr. Chris Lawson

Posted on April 15th, 2013

Dr. Chris Lawson, Executive Director of the Alabama EPSCoR program, testified on behalf of the EPSCoR/IDeA Coalition before the House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee at their public witness hearing on March 21st, 2013. His testimony highlighted the important work that the NASA and NSF EPSCoR programs contribute to the advancement of science and technology including; a strengthened economy, a more highly skilled workforce, and the innovative solutions that make our country more competitive.

NSF Dedicates NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center

Posted on October 19th, 2012

In an October 15, 2012 ceremony in Cheyenne, WY, the NSF dedicated the Northwest Supercomputing Center, to be managed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Wyoming is part of NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), which allows the agency to strengthen research and education in science and engineering throughout the United States and improve R&D capacity and competitiveness.

NAS EPSCoR Committee Presentations

Posted on September 27th, 2012

On September 12, 2012, the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) Committee charged with studying the effectiveness of federal EPSCoR and IDeA programs met. Ten scientists and engineers who are academic leaders within the EPSCoR/IDeA community spoke before the NAS Committee. These speakers offered a great deal of excellent information about the impact of these programs upon their states, universities, and faculty. The Power Point presentations for each if the speakers can be found here.


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Eligible Jurisdictions

The highlighted states and territories all have EPSCoR or IDeA programs. Select a state to visit their EPSCoR/IDeA webpage:

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