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Wyoming EPSCoR

About Our Organization

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. This program is directed at those jurisdictions that have historically received lesser amounts of NSF Research and Development (R&D) funding. Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education, and industry that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction's research infrastructure, R&D capacity, and hence, its national R&D competitiveness.


Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Awards Include:

  • Track-1 Awards that provide up to $4 million per year for up to 5 years
  • Track-2 Awards that provide up to $2 million per year for up to 3 years


Current Projects

Wyoming is currently in year five of a Track-1 award supporting the research of microbial ecology, and is preparding to begin a Track-2 award in February that will develop and compete computational, statistical, and machine learning methods to create predictive and explanatory models for the life sciences.  To learn more about these projects, head over to our projects webpage!

Wyoming Science and Technology Plan



The State of Wyoming is engaging in long-term strategic planning to guide science, technology and workforce development in the state. EPSCoR relies on direction from the state to guide research priorities and fields.


(Link to PDF)



Involved Federal Agencies:


Bureau of Land Management (BLM)


United States Forest Service

Researchers in the Field

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