SD EPSCoR: K-12 Educational Outreach

EPSCoR is the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, which was established by the National Science Foundation.

Proposals for South Dakota EPSCoR funds aim to increase career opportunities and achievement of secondary school students by enhancing, expanding & developing new programs, and opportunities in specific career clusters.

These opportunities can be accomplished through: development of rigorous new programs; expanding or increasing rigor and relevance in current programs; enhancing career guidance; implementing capstone experiences; providing virtual courses.

The level of priority for funding will be:
1) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math cluster
2) Information Technology cluster
3) Health Science cluster
4) Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources cluster

Funds are awarded on a competitive basis.

Funds 2014:
Proposal Guidelines
Application Package
Authorization Page
Timeline Purpose
Proposal Format
Proposal Rating Rubric

Data Collection
Data Narrative
Data Form

Financial Reports
Claim Form
Project Completion Report


Questions can be directed to Tiffany Sanderson, (605) 773-7006, at the Department of Education, or visit: