Alabama EPSCoR

NSF Awards $20 Million EPSCoR Grant

Alabama is one of five state securing a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), thanks to the efforts of Dr. Gary Zank, principal investigator for CPU2AL, and the collaborative efforts of ALEPSCoR, the co-principal investigators, and the institutional leads.

The Research Infrastructure Track-1 will funnel up to $4 million per year for up to five years to the underfunded states of Alabama, Kansas, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Wyoming, with the goal of transitioning towards a knowledge-based economy.

“These investments by NSF promise to yield fundamental understanding in research areas of regional and national importance while catalyzing new educational and training opportunities for students and researchers,” said NSF Director France Córdova. “This year’s EPSCoR awards continue to demonstrate the vitality of scientific inquiry and innovation, which is present in universities and research laboratories across the nation.”

Read more about Alabama’s Dr. Gary Zank and the state-wide, team effort for this award.