Funding Opportunities

The South Carolina EPSCoR/IDeA program offers various funding opportunities. Find additional information below.


Stimulus Research ProgramCurrently Closed

The mission of SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program is to advance excellence in science and engineering research and education to achieve sustainable increases in research, education, training capacity, and competitiveness in South Carolina. The new Stimulus Research Program aims to strengthen the research capacity and research competitiveness of South Carolina institutions through collaboration and inclusion. More


Phase-0 Program SolicitationCurrently Closed

The SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program announces the continuation of the Phase-0 program to provide seed grants to small businesses seeking Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) support. More


REU Program SolicitationCurrently Closed

The SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program aims to increase undergraduate research participation in ongoing research during the academic year and/or the summer. The funding for the REU program is intended to support student stipends, materials and supplies, and travel support for undergraduate students. More


NSF RII Track-2 Focused EPSCoR CollaborationsCurrently Closed

NSF's EPSCoR Track-2 Solicitation format remains essentially the same as the past two years (e.g., only one proposal per institution “lead,” and proposals must be collaborative with other EPSCoR jurisdictions), consistent with NSF’s recently announced new research thrusts, the single topic area to be supported this year is “Genomes to Phenomes.” More