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Kentucky EPSCoR

Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

Kentucky’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (KY EPSCoR) exists to stimulate sustainable improvements in the Commonwealth’s R&D capacity and to advance science and engineering capabilities for discovery, innovation, and knowledge-based prosperity.

KY EPSCoR’s activities are focused upon:

Developing human and physical infrastructure to advance academic research

Promoting and nurturing a culture of innovation and economic creativity

Supporting increased STEM education, workforce development, and research participation diversity

Funding to Kentucky 2000-2013

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Now Available

Funding Available:

KY EPSCoR Infrastructure Grants

Individual grants ranging in size from $1,500 to $70,000 are available to help researchers: collaborate on development of proposals for major federal funding (CRDP grants), incent the hire of new faculty members (RSF grants) and travel to visit or conduct work at outside research centers (NLI grants).  
Click here for eligibility and to apply.

 2013 KY EPSCoR Annual Conference
Universities as Engines of Innovation

Presentations, Program & Abstracts

October 17, 2013

UofL’s Shelby Campus, Louisville, KY

Fiscal Year 2012- 2013

Kentucky EPSCoR Annual Report

See page 15 for Research Highlights

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2012 Kentucky Science & Innovation Strategy
(Click Here)
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Fourteen actions are presented in the Strategy which offer ways to build an innovation based economy in Kentucky.