EPSCoR - Montana NSF

HISTORY
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The History of EPSCoR in Montana

  • 2009 NSF ruling: Match is reinstated 100% : 20%
  • 2008 NSF EPSCoR expands its proposal offerings to include:  RII Track-1, RII Track-2, C2, Workshops and Outreach programs
  • 2005 NSF ruling: Match is no longer required, however, strong institutional support must be shown
  • 1994 NSF ruling changes match to 100% : 50%
  • Prior to 1994 MT institutions used indirect costs for required match
  • 1994 MT legislature formed Montana Science & Technology Alliance (MSTA) to help provide match
  • 1999 MT legislature formed Montana Board of Research & Commercialization Technology (MBRCT) to take over for MSTA
  • Currently handles all research and/or economic development requests
  • Proposals for funding are competitive
  • Legislature approved funding for MBRCT through 2010
  • 1980-1994 NSF requires 100% : 100% match (NSF:Match - institutional, state or third party)
  • Lead institution to submit, administer programs, budgets and reporting
  • 1980-2004 MSU lead
  • 2004-2007 UM lead
  • 2007-2011 MSU lead
  • NSF EPSCoR Call for Proposals (every 3 years)
  • 1980 MT one of first 5 states to submit for award
  • 1980-present MT has had NSF EPSCoR award funding

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