The Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (OK EPSCoR) was established by the National Science Foundation in 1985 to strengthen Oklahoma’s exploration and growth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Oklahoma EPSCoR’s central goal is to increase the state’s research competitiveness through strategic support of research instruments and facilities, research collaborations, and integrated education and research programs.

To facilitate OU researchers in their efforts to design and develop ideas and teams for this state preproposal competition, CRPDE is issuing a Notice of Intent. This is a low-effort way to identify individuals, teams and ideas that may be appropriate for the NSF EPSCoR RII Track 1.

Please follow this link, https://ousurvey.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8rkAPfVmPOMun6l, to a brief questionnaire about your idea(s). Responses to the questionnaire will be seen by Dr. Alicia Knoedler (Exec. Director of CRPDE) and will not be shared other than to facilitate participation in this competition. That might entail, for example, letting you know that your idea is similar to other investigator’s and that CRPDE suggests a discussion of these shared ideas. Or perhaps you have a great broader impacts ideas and you would like to join a team that is working on a scientific or technical idea; sharing your idea will help identify other teams with which to partner.

Another reason to complete the NOI is to express your interest in participating even if your idea is not well formed. The NOI allows you to describe your expertise and how you could contribute to a team.

We will generate a list of NOI respondents so that we can streamline our communications about the EPSCoR RII Track 1 process. Completing the NOI helps you to receive direct emails about this competition as we will soon stop campus-wide emails about it.

Please complete the questionnaire/NOI by Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Thank you for your interesting in the EPSCoR opportunity for Oklahoma. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Alicia at aknoedler@ou.edu.