Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) is a federal-state partnership program designed to enhance the capabilities of designated states and territories to conduct sustainable and nationally competitive energy-related research. DOE EPSCoR addresses this mission by fostering competitions for scientific and engineering research in states and territories that have demonstrated a commitment to develop their research bases and to improve the quality of science and engineering research conducted at their universities and colleges.

Current Projects

PIInstitutionAward YearTitle
Edward BrzostekWest Virginia University9/15/2018 - 9/14/2021Quantitative, trait-based microbial ecology to accurately model the impacts of nitrogen deposition on soil carbon cycling in the AnthropoceneActive
Rishi ParasharDesert Research Institute9/1/2018 - 8/31/2021Experimental and Modeling Studies of Transport and Retention of Motile Microbes in Pore-Networks for Improved Prediction of Metal BioremediationActive
Brian PowellClemson University4/17/2018 - 10-16/2020Radionuclide Waste Disposal: Development of Multi-scale Experimental and Modeling CapabilitiesExpired
W. Payton GardnerUniversity of Montana9/1/2020 - 8/31/2023Investigating Subsurface Flow in Mountainous CatchmentsActive