EPSCoR/IDeA operates in 27 jurisdictions. The set of eligible jurisdictions varies among agencies.
In each EPSCoR/IDeA jurisdiction, a statewide committee guides the program. Senior university officials, representatives from state legislatures and governor’s offices, and representatives from the private sector usually make up these state committees.
The committees lead new policies and infrastructure development, generate high levels of collaboration, keep EPSCoR/IDeA responsive to state and regional needs, and cultivate broad-based support for science and technology within the jurisdictions.
The high caliber of these committees encourages each state to allocate the resources necessary for their EPSCoR/IDeA projects to succeed.
BUILDING RESEARCH EXCELLENCE
By increasing the quality of research within the EPSCoR/IDeA jurisdictions, the federal program:
- Facilitates U.S. world leadership in science and technology by strengthening the nation’s research capability;
- Encourages all parts of the country to participate in and benefit from a strong scientific and technological enterprise;
- Builds local, state, and national support for stronger science and technology research and education;
- Expands economic opportunity and creates jobs through improved education and technology transfer; and,
- Prepares a diverse and highly-competent technical workforce.