The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is a federal program designed to improve the research capacity of eligible states or regions, making them nationally competitive for future grants. Learn more about NSF EPSCoR.
Currently, Iowa is not eligible to compete for NSF EPSCoR RII Track 2 funds because the state has surpassed the NSF funding level for EPSCoR eligibility. This achievement did not affect the Iowa EPSCoR award; however Iowa cannot compete for future projects unless the state’s EPSCoR eligibility status changes again.
Iowa NSF EPSCoR: Harnessing Renewable Energy
The State of Iowa was awarded a $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build Iowa’s research capacity in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The Iowa Power Fund, a state program supporting energy innovation and independence, granted the project $2 million.
Iowa NSF EPSCoR Overview (PowerPoint)