Nebraska EPSCoR Requests for Proposal (RFPs) that are currently active:

  • FIRST Awards: Supported by Nebraska EPSCoR's National Science Foundation funding (currently via OIA-2044049/EQUATE), approximately six FIRST Award grants are awarded each year; the awards are limited to $25,000 each and require a one-for-one institutional match. An assistant professor in a tenure-leading position in any of the colleges or universities in the state of Nebraska is eligible to submit a pre-proposal. The faculty member must be in the first four years of their current academic appointment at the time of submittal and must still be eligible to apply for an NSF CAREER grant during or immediately following the award period. Any project that potentially could be supported by a NSF competitive research grant is eligible. View Request for Pre-proposals (RFP) here; please note the RFP deadline (5pm Central time on Friday, June 14, 2024) and access the online submittal here.

  • OUTREACH: Seeking Education/Outreach/Diversity Proposals -- Submittals Accepted Year-Round
    Nebraska EPSCoR seeks fun ideas that will allow Nebraska students and families to experience science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We especially encourage proposals that reach under-served areas of the state and/or that will make science available to people underrepresented in STEM fields. Any STEM related topic is welcome. Professionals from outside core STEM fields such as business, sociology, art, history, and education are encouraged to submit proposals as well. The only requirement is the proposed event or activity should include strong STEM components. Proposals are accepted anytime throughout the year and are limited to $2,000 per award.
    For more information, email Dr. Jodi Sangster or call the Nebraska EPSCoR office at 402-472-8946.

Nebraska EPSCoR Requests for Proposal (RFPs) open at other times of the year:

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