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Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

The goal of NASA EPSCoR is to provide seed funding that will enable States to develop an academic research enterprise directed toward long-term, self-sustaining, nationally competitive capabilities in aerospace research. This capability will, in turn, contribute to the State's economic viability and expand the Nation's base for aerospace research and development.

Goals of the NASA Idaho EPSCoR Program

  • Promote the development of research expertise and infrastructure within the state of Idaho that will allow researchers in the state to compete nationally in areas of strategic interest to NASA

  • Support research in areas that will enhance the economic development in the state

  • Involve industry in research activities in a way that will help retain qualified young scientists and engineers in Idaho

  • Identify areas that are important to maintaining and protecting the ecology and environment of Idaho

  • Provide access to research opportunities for citizens of the state

  • Provide educational opportunities to traditionally underrepresented students in Idaho, particularly minority students and students in rural areas