SD EPSCoR grants available

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SD EPSCoR grants available

South Dakota EPSCoR – Education/Workforce Development is looking for innovators in the area of career and technical education that would like to create or improve a program that allows students to explore STEM related disciplines.


SD EPSCoR will grant approximately $170,000 for applications submitted by school districts and educational service providers in South Dakota.


Download the application here.


EPSCoR is the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, which was established by the National Science Foundation to strengthen research and education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and drive science-based economic development.



Proposals for SD EPSCoR funds through the Department of Education aim to increase the number of STEM graduates skilled in informatics and biosciences at all levels by partnering industry with K-12 education and research activities to meet the growing workforce needs of South Dakota.


All proposals must be submitted electronically to by 5 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.


Award receiving applicants will be notified on Thursday, December 21, and are capped at $30,000. All awarded grant funds must be expended by Dec. 31, 2018.


Questions can be directed to Jane Gubrud at or 605-295-1892.

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