The Louisiana Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is a part of the Louisiana Board of Regents Office of Sponsored Programs.
EPSCoR is designed to build and expand the science and engineering research, education, and technology capabilities in states that have historically received lesser amounts of federal research and development (R&D) funding. EPSCoR’s goal is to establish and strengthen collaborations among the State’s R&D constituents in order to:
Become more competitive in gaining national research and development support;
Increase science and technology transfer activities with business and industry; and
Educate larger numbers of science and engineering undergraduate and graduate students, especially minorities.