Current Funding Opportunities

NSF EPSCoR Track-1 Preproposal Competition

Competition Overview and Guidelines

The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. Through this program, NSF facilitates the establishment of partnerships among academic institutions and organizations in governmental, non-profit, and commercial or industrial sectors that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a state’s research infrastructure, Research and Development (R&D) capacity, and hence, its R&D competitiveness.

Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1 (RII Track-1) awards provide up to $20 million total over five years to support research-driven improvements to a state’s physical and cyber infrastructure and human capital development in topical areas selected by the state’s EPSCoR steering committee as having the best potential to improve future R&D competitiveness.

Successful RII Track-1 proposals must establish a vision for how the planned effort will substantively enhance the R&D competitiveness of the state’s colleges and universities. Ultimately, the expectation is that the RII Track-1 project will improve New Hampshire’s R&D competitiveness in the targeted area(s) at the national or regional level. This improved competitiveness is expected to lead to increased success in securing additional non-EPSCoR research support, more effective STEM education and workforce development opportunities that engage diverse audiences across the state, and stronger partnerships at the individual and institutional levels both within New Hampshire and beyond.

UNH Pre-Proposal  Deadline: Monday, Dec. 6, 2022, 5 p.m.

NH BioMade Seed Funding Opportunities

More information, requests for proposals



Amount per award

Projects per year

Emerging Area Pilots

Expand NH BioMade research in exciting new directions

Up to $50,000

Up to 3

Promoting Industry-University Collaborations

Address an identified technical gap through partnership with industry

Up to $50,000

Up to 3

Utilizing Biomaterials Core Facility

Utilize computational modeling, advanced manufacturing, and materials characterization core facilities

Up to $5,000

Up to 5

Training and Retaining a Skilled Workforce

Assist K-12 schools, community colleges, and PUIs in curriculum and training enhancements



Within grade-band

Up to $5,000

Up to 7

Across grade-band

Up to $10,000

Up to 4