Idaho NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) Mission: Assist the National Science Foundation in its statutory function “to strengthen research and education in science and engineering throughout the United States and to avoid undue concentration of such research and education.”
- to provide strategic programs and opportunities for EPSCoR participants that stimulate sustainable improvements in their R&D capacity and competitiveness
- to advance science and engineering capabilities in EPSCoR jurisdictions for discovery, innovation and overall knowledge-based prosperity.
Boise State faculty and students participate in a number of Idaho NSF EPSCoR projects, including MILES (Managing Idaho’s Landscapes for Ecosystem Services), an NSF/EPSCoR-funded project to advance the understanding of feedbacks between social and ecological systems and ecosystem services in mid-sized cities in the face of climate change and urban growth. Learn more about Idaho Ecosystems.