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Kentucky EPSCoR

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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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Available Now

New Director sought for KY DOE EPSCoR Program

  • LOIs due August 10, 2015  
  • Proposals due September 11, 2015

Click here for eligibility and to apply. 

 Conference Presentations
from the
2015 KY EPSCoR Annual Conference
Promoting Industry and Academic Research Collaborations
Friday, May 22, 2015,
Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington, KY

Click here to view presentations, programs & research abstracts

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Funding Available:

National Laboratory Initiative (NLI) Grants

Small grants ranging in size from $1,500 to $5,000 are available to help researchers collaborate on the development of proposals for federal funding through travel to visit or conduct work at outside research centers. 

Click here for eligibility and to apply. 

Fiscal Year 2013- 2014

Kentucky EPSCoR Annual Report

See page 17 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.