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UDaily: NSF awards $20 million to statewide EPSCoR consortium

UDaily: NSF awards $20 million to statewide EPSCoR consortium

The National Science Foundation and Delaware’s congressional delegation announced Thursday that the Delaware EPSCoR program has been awarded a new five-year, $20-million Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) grant.

EPSCoR, which stands for Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, is a congressionally mandated federal program to help states develop their research initiatives and institutions. In Delaware, the program focuses on enhancing environmental science, engineering, social science and policy research in support of the state’s goal of achieving a sustainable environment and a prosperous economy.

http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2013/may/epscor-052413.htmlIn addition to the federal award, the state of Delaware has committed an additional $4 million in support of Delaware EPSCoR between 2013 and 2018.

The grant is the third RII grant awarded to a consortium of higher education institutions in Delaware that includes the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Wesley College and Delaware Technical Community College.