Participating Agencies

EPSCoR or EPSCoR-like programs exist at five federal agencies: the Departments of Agriculture and Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation.

Summary of EPSCoR/IDeA Programs, by Agency

Agency Date Enacted Eligible Jurisdictions Types of Support
National Science Foundation

NSF EPSCoR

1979 27 Research Infrastructure Improvement Awards
Co-Funding
Workshops and Outreach
Department of Energy

DOE EPSCoR

1991 27 Laboratory-State Partnership Awards
Implementation Grants
Early Career Awards
United States Department of Agriculture

USDA EPSCoR

1991 26 Sabbatical Grants
Equipment Grants
Seed Grants
Strengthening Standard Grants
National Aeronautics & Space Administration

NASA EPSCoR

1993 27 Research Infrastructure Development (RID) Awards
Research Awards
EPSCoR International Space Station (ISS)
National Institutes of Health

NIH IDeA

1993 24 Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)
Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)
IDeA Program Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR)
Co-Funding

*15 percent language: figures are not a direct appropriation, rather a percentage of AFRI/competitive funding.

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