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Track-1 Broader Impacts RFP

Wyoming EPSCoR is in the process of developing a proposal for a $20 million, 5-year, Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Award, which is due to the National Science Foundation in August 2021. The core scientific focus of the proposed project addresses interactions and feedbacks among climate change, landscape and regional scale hydrology and ecology, vulnerability of water resources and their ecosystem services, and societal adaptation and resilience. The goal of the proposed EPSCoR Track-1 RII project is to build capacity within Wyoming to understand and predict integrated social, ecological, and hydrological responses to a changing climate. Key to addressing this complex scientific challenge is an iterative approach involving direct participation by stakeholders and drawing on interdisciplinary strengths from the physical, biological, and social sciences together with scholarship from the arts and humanities. The project team is interested in IREOD submissions that blur the lines between research, education, entrepreneurship, and outreach, and encourages diverse participation in these activities to improve the proposed science and make a lasting impact in communities across the state. The purpose of this RFP is to solicit creative and actionable ideas and plans that 1) are designed to take place over a 5-year period (late 2022-2027), 2) are integrated with, complementary to, and inform or expand the scientific research focus, 3) demonstrate potentially game changing outcomes for the state of Wyoming and its people, 4) have intended outcomes that are both significant and measurable, and 5) meet NSF Broader Impacts merit review criteria. 


The full RFP and additional information is available here. Please share widely. Due date is April 6.



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