National Science Foundation EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Resarch Fellows (RII Track-4)

Date Posted:
Deadline for Notice of Intent (NOI):12/13/18
Agency Deadline:03/12/19
Limit on Number of Proposals:Three- KU-L and KUMC: Considered independent organizations.
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RII Track-4 provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers. Through these visits, the EPSCoR Research Fellows will be able to learn new techniques, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and shift their research toward transformative new directions. It is expected that successful RII Track-4 projects will provide direct benefits to the PIs and broader indirect benefits to the PI’s home institutions and will present exciting, vibrant fellowship ideas that have potential to transform the PI’s individual career trajectory and more broadly impact his/her research field, institution, and jurisdiction.  The fellowship period may be used to initiate new collaborative partnerships, to continue existing ones, or to make use of unique equipment not available at the PI’s home institution. Any research topic within NSF’s traditional portfolio will be considered for support. The fellowship host site may be any academic, governmental, commercial, or non-profit research facility within the United States or its territories. 

PIs must hold a non-tenured faculty appointment or its close equivalent, either in the form of a pre-tenure tenure-track position or a long-term non-tenure-track position.

Awards may not exceed $300,000 over a two-year period.  Funds may be used to cover the following direct costs: salary for the PI and one additional trainee-level researcher; travel and living expenses for the PI and one additional researcher; and other research-related expenses.  Budgets must include indirect costs at the applicable US federally negotiated rate.

Limited Submission Proposals Procedure:
Notice of Intent Procedure:
If you are interested in submitting to this opportunity, please Click Here * to submit a Notice of Intent form. You will be asked to provide your name and the names of any KU Co-PIs or senior personnel on the project team.

Please contact kureslimitedsubs@ku.eduif you have questions or experience any difficulty submitting the NOI form.

Please submit your NOI form or send an email NOI to, by 5:00 p.m. on _____.

If the number of interested parties exceeds the mandated limit, the respondents will be asked to submit a brief pre-proposal for review by an internal selection committee.

If you have any questions about the solicitation or the process described above, please contact Nancy Biles at or 864-7434.

Contact:Nancy Biles: 785-864-7434