Participating Agencies

EPSCoR or EPSCoR-like programs exist at seven federal agencies: the Departments of Agriculture, Defense and Energy; the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation.

Summary of EPSCoR/IDeA Programs, by Agency

AgencyDate EnactedFY12 Enacted Budget# of Eligible StatesTypes of Support/Award Mechanism

NSF/EPSCoR

1979$150.9M30Research Infrastructure Improvement Awards (Track 1 and Track 2
Co-Funding
Workshops and Outreach

DOD/DEPSCoR

1991$023Basic and Applied Research Grants
Graduate Traineeships
Research Instrumentation

DOE/EPSCoR

1991$8.52M30Laboratory-State Partnership Awards
Implementation Grants

USDA/EPSCoR

1991$26.4M26Research Career Enhancement Awards
Equipment Grants
Seed Grants
Strengthening Standard Research Project Awards

NASA/EPSCoR

1993$18.4M29Research Implementation Awards
Research Infrastructure Development Awards

NIH/IDeA

1993$276.48M24Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)
IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence
(INBRE)
Co-Funding