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The purpose of this program is to provide proposal development funds for designated Principal Investigators of LEAD institutional proposals being prepared in response to NSF/EPSCoR Program Solicitation 15-517.
Submission Date: January 18, 2016
The goal of the Scientific Advocate Network (SAN) program is to increase participation in South Carolina EPSCoR/IDeA projects and programs by members of underrepresented minority groups and women. The program offers a variety of mechanisms to achieve this goal. For Track-1, funds may be used to cover costs of a comprehensive recruitment plan for faculty, post doctoral fellows, graduate students and technical staff positions. For Track-2, funds may be used to invite speakers who are potential applicants for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students or technical staff positions to give scientific seminars, or invite individuals experienced in recruitment, mentoring and retention of historically underserved populations to share effective strategies to diversify the professoriate and STEM workforce. Track-2 resources may also be requested by a faculty or group of faculty having recruitment responsibilities for either the professoriate or graduate students.For Track-3, seed grants for student and faculty travel support, stipends to support undergraduate research during the academic year and/or the summer, supplements to graduate student assistantships (limited to no more than $7,500), equipment, and/or materials and supplies that provide increased access to research resources.
Phase-0 is designed to increase the participation and competitiveness of South Carolina's small businesses in SBIR and STTR competitions, the amount of federal research dollars invested in South Carolina's private sector, and the involvement of academia in private sector research ventures.
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