Advanced Solar Conversion Devices for Energy Conversion Nanostructures EPSCOR

Tennessee Solar Conversion and Storage using Outreach, Research and Education (TN-SCORE) is Tennessee's first NSF RII Track 1 Research Infrastructure award. It will provide a unique opportunity to develop the platform for enhanced research capacity and greater competitiveness within all Tennessee's diverse academic institutions.

Tennessee EPSCoR

Tennessee is a designated EPSCoR state. EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) is a program administered by the National Science Foundation to assist states in boosting the level of research funding provided by NSF.

The Tennessee State EPSCoR Committee, created in Tennessee in April 2003, was established by the Tennessee public higher education system, Vanderbilt University and administrative and legislative branches of State government to capitalize on this opportunity. This committee is charged with defining the process for identifying and focusing investments on specific research areas to improve research competitiveness across Tennessee and the United States.

In addition, the committee is charged with making recommendations and programs to increase the research and research competitiveness across Tennessee. Major goals of the committee include:

•Increase collaboration between universities and the State of Tennessee
•Improve the educational science and technology learning
•Increase educational opportunities of under-represented groups

TN-SCORE/Eastman Chemical Company Summer Internship

The application period for the TN-SCORE/Eastman Chemical Co. Summer 2015 Internship is now open. Applications are due no later than 5pm ET on October 1, 2014. Read More »

NSF GRFP Application Period is now OPEN!

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application period is now open! NSF is soliciting applications for the GRFP until the posted deadlines in late October and early November 2014. Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. Read More »

Accelerator Program: Creative-Startups

Creative-Startups is the nation’s first startup accelerator focused exclusively on creative entrepreneurs. Based at UNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, connects aspiring creative entrepreneurs to successful creatives who have launched and built successful companies including Fast Company Magazine, Putumayo World Music, edutopia, and ideum. All EPSCoR jurisdiction applicants receive 25% discount on tuition. Read More »