Eric Lindquist has joined the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) section of the Office of Integrative Activities as a program officer on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act Agreement. Lindquist will be on leave from his responsibilities as an associate professor in the School of Public Service for the duration of the assignment.
Lindquist will provide critical support to the leadership of EPSCoR Track 1 focusing on the FY 21 competition, reverse site visits, site visits and strategic planning, He will also contribute social science expertise to Tracks 2 and 4.
The EPSCoR program is designed to fulfill the mandate of the NSF to promote scientific progress nationwide. EPSCoR enhances research competitiveness of targeted jurisdictions (states, territories, commonwealth) by strengthening STEM capacity and capability. Specific goals of the Program include:
- Catalyze research capability across and among jurisdictions;
- Establish STEM professional development pathways;
- Broaden participation of diverse groups/institutions in STEM;
- Effect engagement in STEM at national and global levels; and
- Impact jurisdictional economic development.