PROJECT DIRECTORS & PROJECT ADMINISTRATORS MEETING September 25, 2005 4:00-6:30 pm Westin Rio Mar Resort Rio Grande, PR.

AGENDA FOR EPSCoR PD/PA MEETING
II. Update on FY-05 Office Activities (4:00-4:10 pm) III. Summary Prospectus for FY-06 (4:104:30 pm) IV. EPSCoR & The Innovation Process (4:30-6:00 pm)
A. Three Perspectives On Topics Such As
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What Is The Innovation Process? What Are Its Most Critical Components? What Works, Why, and Where? What Does Not Work, Why, and Where? What Are Potential Roles For EPSCoR Institutions & Projects In The Innovation Process?

LAW OF ORATORICAL ENGINEERING
"The More Time You Spend Talking About What You Have Been Doing, The Less Time You And Your Audience Have To Do What You Have Been Talking About.“ Norman R. Augustine, 1997

FY-05 OFFICE UPDATE
 EPSCoR Presentation To EHR Advisory Committee  Participation In DOE/NSF EPSCoR Meeting In WV  EPSCoR Briefings To Congress  Successful EPSCoR COV Review Process  Held Two More EICC Meetings  Completed FY-05 Program Spending  Coordination Of NSF's Response To Katrina

ALLOCATION OF FY-05 OPERATING BUDGET ($93.7M)
$34.7M $23.9M 34%
M .3 3

63%

RII New Awards RII CGI/PG Co-Funding New Co-Funding CGI SBIR/STTR Outreach/Admin

$28.3M

2% 1%

$

$1.4M $2.1M

SUMMARY FY-05 PROGRAM STATISTICS
RII
10 New Awards 13 CGI 3 PG

CO-FUNDING
291 Requests 225 Co-funded $28.3M EPSCoR $67.1M Directorates New $95.4M Total Awards

OUTREAC H 101 Visits
25 Jurisdictio ns

EPSCoR PROSPECTUS ITEMS FOR FY-06
II.EPSCoR & OMB-PART
A. Scheduled For Complete "Program Assessment Rating Tool" Evaluation In Spring-06

III.FY-06 Budget
A. B. C. D. $94M (Requested) $97M (House) $100M (Senate) $???M (Actual)

EPSCoR PROSPECTUS CONT’D
II. RII
A. Submitted Proposals B. NSF External Review Process
1. Ad Hocs + Panel 2. Complete By End Of November

III.Co-Funding
A. Same Objectives
     Increase Number Funded PIs/Projects Promote Research Partnerships Stimulate Submission Of More Proposals Broaden Participation Contribute To TS3 Strategy

EPSCoR PROSPECTUS CONT’D
I. Design Strategy For New RII/SBRC Solicitation
A. Complementary Programs/Missions/Roles
1. RII Mission
a) Capacity-Building

2. RII Roles
a) Lay Infrastructure Foundation For Identified Research Theme(s) b) Employ Infrastructure For Formation of Quality Research Partnerships c) Use Investments For Integration Of Focused Research, Education, & Innovation Projects d) Enhance Career Opportunities And Broaden

Complementary Programs/Missions/Roles Cont’d
 SBRC Mission
a) Capability-Building

EPSCoR PROSPECTUS CONT’D

2. SBRC Roles
a) Catalyze Formation Of Quality Research Collaborations b) Catalyze Formation Of Quality Research Collaboratories c) Develop Selected Theme That Addresses Scientific Challenges Of Regional Relevance & National Importance d) Intensify Competitiveness For Attaining Major Goal

Sequential Operational Mechanism
  RII—SBRC, RII—RII—SBRC SBRC—RII, SBRC—SBRC

Recognize Function Of & Support For Jurisdiction Offices
  Utilize Current Support Mechanism Explore New Support Mechanism

Coming EPSCoR Attractions
 Regional Evaluation Workshops
 Paul Hill

 Cyberinfrastructure Workshop & PD/PA Meeting
 George Garrison

 EPSCoR/OLPA PIO Workshop
 Karen Sandberg

 Other Event Announcements

THE COEFFICIENT OF "FLATNESS"
"The Fewer Human And Natural Resources Your Country Or Organization Has, The More You Will Need to Dig Inside For Innovations In Order To Compete And Survive.“ Thomas L. Friedman, 2005

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