SBE Releases Dear Colleague Letter Encouraging EPSCoR Submissions

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) housed within the National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a Dear Colleague Letter encouraging submissions to already established NSF funding opportunities from the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). EPSCoR was developed to target specific areas in the U.S. with increased opportunity to study and join the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce to improve geographic and institutional diversity. As directed by the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, NSF is in the process of dedicating more funding towards the EPSCoR jurisdictions. The letter reaffirms SBE’s commitment to support research in the social and behavioral sciences to “build on and enhance the human, social, cultural, institutional, educational, technological, geographic, demographic, and economic assets of EPSCoR jurisdictions.”

Any questions about the Dear Colleague Letter or submitting proposals from an EPSCoR jurisdiction should be directed to:


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