Presentation on theme: "EPSCoR Investment Strategies OUTREACH 1 NSF EPSCoR PD/PA Meeting May 22, 2012 Martha James NSF EPSCoR."— Presentation transcript:
EPSCoR Investment Strategies OUTREACH 1 NSF EPSCoR PD/PA Meeting May 22, 2012 Martha James NSF EPSCoR
EPSCoR Outreach – funds eligible NSF staff to support outreach activities in EPSCoR jurisdictions which brings the EPSCoR community together with NSF program staff – builds mutual awareness and transparency – aids in strengthening research competitiveness of EPSCoR jurisdictions – advances discovery in STEM 2
Outreach Activities Supported 27 Jurisdictions Served in FY2012 – RII Strategic Planning – Jurisdictional Invitations, e.g., statewide annual meetings focused STEM and CAREER Workshops – Regional Grants Conferences – NSF Days – “Science: Becoming the Messenger” Workshops 3
REVISED OUTREACH PROCEDURES http://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/programs/epscor/Outreach%20Procedures_FY2012.pdf Overview of Key Changes Early planning is advised in consultation with the NSF EPSCoR Outreach Coordinator Initial NSF Point of Contact – EPSCoR Outreach Coordinator 4
REVISED OUTREACH PROCEDURES http://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/programs/epscor/Outreach%20Procedures_FY2012.pdf Overview of Key Changes (Cont’d) Activities may be initiated by either: – the jurisdiction’s host in concert with the NSF EPSCoR Office, or – NSF EPSCoR staff in concert with the jurisdiction’s host Jurisdictions must not extend invitations to NSF staff directly prior to consulting with the NSF EPSCoR Outreach Coordinator (if outreach support is expected). 5
REVISED OUTREACH PROCEDURES http://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/programs/epscor/Outreach%20Procedures_FY2012.pdf 6 CONTENT OF OUTREACH REQUESTS Requests for outreach should be emailed by the EPSCoR jurisdiction host to the NSF EPSCoR Outreach Coordinator and include the following information: --Purpose of the outreach visit --Number of anticipated attendees/participants --Suggested NSF staff (name and Directorate/Division/Office); and --Draft agenda or itinerary (if available at time of request) PARTICIPANT EVALUATION OF ACTIVITY IS EXPECTED!
EPSCoR Outreach Important Dates for Remainder of FY2012 and Start-up for FY2013 (October 2012) All requests for EPSCoR outreach through September 30, 2012 should be submitted promptly to the EPSCoR outreach coordinator on or before Friday, July 27, 2012. Staff travel restrictions may be in effect for the start of FY2013 which begins on October 1, 2012. Guidance for EPSCoR Outreach Travel Support for this period will be forthcoming. 7