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vermont technology council

Vermont EPSCoR

When the National Science Foundation launched the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, it sought to broaden the geographical distribution of federal funding for academic research and development. Since 1985, Vermont EPSCoR has worked to develop our state's ability to conduct nationally competitive research.

Vermont EPSCoR was awarded its most recent 5-year, Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 Award of $20M in 2016. Other NSF EPSCoR funding mechanisms include the Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) and EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) which Vermont investigators have also been awarded.

Spotlight on Science

"Saving Our Waters" a new collaborative project of Vermont Public Television and Vermont EPSCoR, includes television programs, podcasts, online resources and outreach.

The project's goal is to help Vermonters better understand fundamental scientific research, encourage students to consider careers in science, and showcase the high level of expertise in our state. "Saving Our Waters" is made possible by Vermont EPSCoR's recent RII Track-1 award from the National Science Foundation.

82 University Place
Burlington, VT 05405
Arne Bomblies, Ph.D., P.E.,
VT State EPSCoR Director