An Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research: Phase B Implementation Plan in Montana

Gary Strobel found diesel-producing fungus in this Patagonia rainforest. (Photo courtesy of Gary Strobel) - MSU News Service

Montana was one of the initial EPSCoR states receiving a competitive award of $2.2M for five years. The period was extended to 1989 with additional funding. 

The focus of the award was the Montanans on a New Track for Science (MONTS) program. MONTS provided competitive funding to Montana researchers and included an SBIR program. The goal was to help make the state more competitive for grant funding.