EPSCoR - Montana NSF

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Montana EPSCoR supports research in the areas of Hydrogen and the Environment and Large River Ecosystems (INSTEP 2). Under these research themes, EPSCoR grant funds are supporting the hiring of new faculty, training of the next generation of scientists, and support for equipment and research infrastructure. These statewide research themes provide a common thread by which faculty across Montana collaborate. See New Faculty Hires tab.

The NSF EPSCoR Track–2 Cyberinfrastructure proposal, VOEIS, is a collaborative project between EPSCoR jurisdictions, Montana and Kentucky. Building on the Large River Ecosystems research focus, this project is developing and expanding the informatics capacity in the state through installation of data-streaming, sensor networks and collaborations among researchers to apply data gathered in models and visualizations.

C2 under EPSCoR is working to extend the reach and capability of the Montana University System’s (MUS) owned-fiber network, the Montana Northern Tier Network (MT-NTN) to three areas in Montana and will provide new, expanded services to Salish Kootenai College, Flathead Valley, Dawson, and Miles City community colleges, and Montana State University–Billings.

EPSCoR provides funds for seminar speakers, conferences, and community outreach on a limited basis as funds are available. Contact the Fiscal Manager at MSU, Susie Couch, or UM, Rhonda Stoddard, for more information.

EPSCoR Logos, how to cite EPSCoR support, and ethics training materials, among other information can be found on the FORMS page.