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12/15/17 - New funding opportunity from NSF for EPSCoR RII Track-4

The Office of Research and Economic Development is now accepting pre-proposals from Mississippi State researchers for the National Science Foundation’s FY 2018 Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-4 competition.

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.

The experience gained through the fellowship is intended to provide a foundation for research collaborations that span the recipient’s entire career. These benefits to the Fellows are also expected to in turn enhance the research capacity of their institutions and jurisdictions. 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.

Key dates:

* Friday, January 19, 2018: MSU Pre-proposals due to ORED

* Friday, January 26, 2018: Notification to PI if pre-proposal will go forward and represent MSU

* Tuesday, March 13, 2018: Full Proposal Due to NSF

The full solicitation is online at

Pre-proposals are due to Vice President for Research David Shaw with a copy to the PI's Associate Dean for Research, and also to Teresa Gammill at and Jessica Northcutt at by the close of business on Friday, January 19, 2018.

If you have questions not answered by the request for preproposals document, please contact Dr. Gammill at

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