Funding Opportunities

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

Phase-0 Program SolicitationNow Open (due 5 pm EST, November 18, 2019)

The SC EPSCoR Program announces the continuation 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

NSF RII Track-2 Focused EPSCoR CollaborationsNow Open (due 5 pm EST: LOI due to NSF Friday, December 20, 2019; seed funds request due SC EPSCoR, Monday, December 23)

NSF released has recenlty released the new EPSCoR Track-2 Solicitation for the current funding year. FY 2020 RII Track-2 FEC proposals are invited on a single topic: "Harnessing the Data Revolution to solve problems of national importance.” SC EPSCoR State Office will make available awards to provide accessible seed funding for project teams to enhance the development of their submissions. More

Grants for Exploratory Academic Research (GEAR)Currently Closed

The goal of the GEAR Program is to encourage faculty researchers at South Carolina colleges and universities to compete effectively for research funding to support the thrust-based research clusters associated with our NSF Track 1-Award, MADE in SC. You do not need to be a member of Track-1 to apply for this grant. More

GEAR - Collaborative Research Program (GEAR-CRP) – Currently Closed

The goal of the GEAR CRP is to encourage faculty researchers to build collaborative CRU/PUI academic research teams that will compete effectively for research funding. GEAR CRP grants will be awarded to build and enhance the network of scientists in the state that will develop thrust-based research clusters associated with our Track 1-Award, MADE in SC. You do not need to be a member of Track-1 to apply for this grant. More

REU Program SolicitationCurrently Closed

The SC EPSCoR 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

Scientific Advocate Network Program (SAN)Currently Closed

The Scientific Advocate Network (SAN) program aims to increase diversity in materials research and education with a goal of increasing diversity of the pipeline of Under Represented Minority (URM), women, and persons with disabilities pursuing and completing STEM degrees. More

Stimulus Research ProgramCurrently Closed

The mission of SC EPSCoR 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