The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires KY NSF EPSCoR to report annually on (1) the demographic information of project participants; (2) measurable outcomes such as publications, outreach, and new proposals; and (3) degrees awarded. Collection of this information is authorized by the NSF Act of 1950, (42 U.S.C. 1861, et seq.)
KY NSF EPSCoR TEAM MEMBER FORM
WHO: All financially supported KY NSF EPSCoR participants (faculty, students, technical staff, subcontractors, etc.) are asked to complete this survey each grant year.
TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately 3-5 minutes
Providing participant demographic data is voluntary, but strongly encouraged by the NSF sponsor. The form allows for reporting some fields while also opting out of others, so we request every participant complete the form even if they are indicating they would like to decline to answer certain questions. The demographic data is aggregated by role on the project (e.g., faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, etc.) and is reported to NSF in aggregate, not by individual.
EXTERNAL ENGAGEMENT + OUTREACH ACTIVITIES FORM
WHO: All financially supported KY NSF EPSCoR participants are asked to complete this survey each grant year.
TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately 5 minutes per entry.
Outreach is an essential component of NSF EPSCoR’s investment strategies which seeks to strengthen the academic research competitiveness in Kentucky. Our researchers, students, and staff engage with external audiences including K-12 educators, community colleges, informal education facilities, and industry.
To track participant productivity for annual reports, use the following form to report Outreach Activities directed toward:
o Scientists and students within or beyond the universities involved in the KAMPERS project;
o K-12 institutions and teachers that provide instruction in science or engineering;
o The general public through lectures, social media, museums, or other informal learning settings;
There is no retained username or password; instead, simply provide a new record for each new activity and event. Collected information will be aggregated without any personally identifying information for reporting to NSF. Participation is voluntary and all answers and comments you provide will remain 100% confidential.
ANNUAL/FINAL PROJECT SURVEY REPORTS
The NSF EPSCoR project’s external evaluators (Drs. Julia Melkers and Eric Welch) conduct participant surveys (every February-March timeframe). They are provided an e-mail contact list for all project participants and initiate contacting participants directly to complete the survey.
Responses to their survey are confidential and are only reported to NSF EPSCoR administrative staff in aggregate. Individual identities in their annual evaluation report are kept anonymous.
Responding to their survey request is a requirement of all NSF EPSCoR funded participants.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, NSF PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS + AWARDS, AND JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Please contact Program Administrator Jeff Mossey – firstname.lastname@example.org directly to report any IP patents, trademarks, or copyrights; NSF proposal submissions and awards; and journal publications from KY NSF EPSCoR work.
HOW TO CITE YOUR KY NSF EPSCOR SUPPORT
For work supported under the KAMPERS project, please reference NSF Cooperative Agreement No. 1849213. Suggested language for the acknowledgement is,
“This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement No. 1849213. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.”