An Arkansas seed grant program is seeking research proposals in “emerging or transformative areas of research.”
The Arkansas National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR) is seeking the proposals as part of its “Data Analytics that are Robust and Trusted (DART): From Smart Curation to Socially Aware Decision Making” program. This program allows Arkansas scientists to research an area that aligns with DART’s scientific focus.
As part of the program, the research is designed to bolster Arkansas business, improve the state’s talent pool through collaboration, or create educational or training opportunities.
“This project is spread across more than a dozen four-year and two-year Arkansas colleges and universities and involves more than 60 university researchers,” Steve Stanley, the statewide program director for Arkansas NSF EPSCoR said in a statement. “This seed grant program is a great opportunity for faculty in Arkansas who are not currently participating in DART to collaborate with the Arkansas NSF EPSCoR team on cutting-edge research in data analytics and machine learning.”
To be eligible for seed funding, individuals must hold research appointments or teaching positions with institutions of higher education in Arkansas. When applying for funding, proposals should “align with, but not overlap with, work being conducted” in the DART program. Applicants are required to provide a letter of support from an existing DART participant.
Proposals for seed funding are due by June 30, 2021. Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.