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Montana NSF Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

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About Montana NSF EPSCoR

Montana NSF EPSCoR is a Montana University System program focused on stimulating sustainable improvements in Montana's R&D capacity and competitiveness in science and engineering research. We partner with the National Science Foundation EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) program to develop and manage strategic projects funded by competitive NSF EPSCoR awards to the state.

News

Montana Institute on Ecosystems (IoE) Statewide Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program

Jan 30 2018
Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018 Online application here
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NSF EPSCoR RII Track-4 (Research Fellows) Opportunity

Jan 5 2018
RII Track-4 provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the…
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NSF EPSCoR RII Track-2 FEC Solicitation Released

Oct 20 2017
NSF EPSCoR released the 2018 solicitation for the RII Track-2 FEC. Letter of Intent: November 27, 2017. Full proposal deadline: January 26, 2018. In FY 2018, RII Track-2…
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Seth Bodnar 18th University of Montana President

Oct 3 2017
University of Montana has selected Seth Bodnar as the18th President. 
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Montana Climate Assessment

Sep 20 2017
The Montana Institute on Ecosystems and partners have released the Montana Climate Assessment (MCA).
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What we do

We develop and manage NSF ESPCoR Research Improvement Investment (RII) Awards to Montana to promote development of science and technology capacity across the Montana University System. With RII support we have:

  • 125 faculty hired in strategic areas
  • 300+ graduate students supported on projects
  • 1K+ undergraduate students supported on projects
  • 100+ Native American Students supported on projects

Featured Projects

  • RII Track-1: 2011-2018

    PI: Ray Callaway (UM)
    Montana research on ecosystems from microbes to landscapes, including creation of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems (IoE)
  • RII Track-2 FEC: 2017-2021

    PI: Zac Cheviron (UM)
    UM partnership with University of Nebraska Lincoln focused on understanding how organisms function in complex environments and how they acclimate and adapt to environmental challenges.
  • RII Track-2 FEC: 2017-2021

    PI: Rajesh Sani (SDSMT) PI
    The NSF awarded a total of $6 million in August 2017 for a collaboration at MSU as well as the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and the University of Oklahoma. The project’s abbreviated name is BuG ReMeDEE (pronounced “bug remedy”).