Projects

Montana joined the NSF EPSCoR program in 1980 and has developed a multitude of competitively-funded EPSCoR projects over time. Although each project is designed with unique research, education, and broader engagement objectives, the cumulative impact continues over time. Below you can find summaries of current and historic NSF EPSCoR projects in Montana.

 

Montana, USA

RII Track-2 FEC: 2017-2021

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”).
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RII Track-2 FEC: 2017-2021

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.
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RII Track-2 FEC: 2016-2020

A regional interdisciplinary team led by Montana State University with the University of Wyoming and University of South Dakota to develop new innovations at the intersection of food, energy and water systems while training the next generation of scientists.
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Source nsf.gov: Credit: Marina Maksimova and Julian Meeks, Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center

RII Track-2 FEC: 2016-2020

Montana State University is a partner in neuroscience research on attention with New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Nevada.
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Montana, USA

RII Track-4: 2017-2019

RII Track-4: Governing Social-Ecological Transformation across Working Landscapes. The goal of this research is to better understand the potential for human-led transformations of degraded agricultural systems across the U.S.
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Montana, USA

RII Track-4: 2017-2019

RII Track-4: Strengthening structural biology research with single particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). The fellowship will provide the PI with training on Cryo-EM and associated techniques, which will be used in his work on the analysis of the structure and function of specific proteins.
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RII Track-1: 2011-2018

Montana research on ecosystems from microbes to landscapes, including creation of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems (IoE)
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RII Track-2: 2009-2012

This collaborative project between MT and KY and partners developed an integrated sensor and ecological informatics system through the use of modern cyberinfrastructure resources.
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Northern Tier Network

RII Track-2: 2010-2012

The Montana Northern Tier Network (MT-NTN) extends the reach and capability of the Montana University System’s (MUS)fiber network. It improved the research and education connectivity access across Montana.
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RII Track-1: 2007-2011

Research on: 1) Hydrogen and the environment and 1) large river ecosystems.
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RII Track-1: 2004-2007

Research on: 1) biomolecular structures, 2) neuroscience, 3) bioengineering, and 4) nano materials
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RII Track-1: 2001-2004

This award focused on Integrative Analysis of Complex Biological Systems (IACBS). Biomolecular Structure and Function (BmSF), and Nanosciences.

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Montana, USA

RII Track-1: 1998-2000

This project targeted building Montana's scientific infrastructure in laser optics, structural/functional biology (biochemistry), and environmental/ecological sciences.
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Gary Strobel found diesel-producing fungus in this Patagonia rainforest. (Photo courtesy of Gary Strobel) - MSU News Service

RII Track-1: 1980-1989

Montana was one of the initial EPSCoR states receiving a competitive award of $2.2M for five years. The period was extended to 1989 with additional funding. 
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