As Montana NSF EPSCoR wraps up the current RII Track-1 project (2011-2018), we are excited to report exceptional science, education, and engagement outcomes. Project scientists made foutstanding contributions to understanding climate- ecosystem linkages across diverse disciplines, the project established and supported the Montana Institute on Ecosystems (IoE), the state’s flagship Institute for ecosystem and environmental research, and the IoE and partners completed and distributed the first ever Montana Climate Assessment.
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Did you know Montana was one of the original five NSF EPSCoR states when the program was established by the National Science Foundation? EPSCoR was established in 1979 to help build science and technology infrastructure in states that, at that time, received the least federal research and development funding. The goal was to give broader geographic distribution of federal funding, which had been concentrated in a relatively few number of states. The experiment was a huge success, and Montana has received EPSCoR funding ever since.