Idaho NSF EPSCoR GEM3 funding is available to facilitate the development of VIP (Vertically Integrated Project) courses related to the GEM3 research areas. VIP is a program to increase student access to hands-on learning with faculty mentors and diverse teams. The VIP approach is at the center of the Idaho NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1 GEM3 Education, Workforce Development, and Diversity plans.
This funding opportunity is part of the NSF EPSCoR project "Genes by Environment: Modeling, Mechanisms, and Mapping (GEM3)." GEM3 is focused on understanding adaptive capacity to environmental change, with a focus on aquatic and terrestrial systems across Idaho. See full solicitation for more information on the goals and scope of GEM3. Proposals are invited for GEM3 support to fund the generation of genomics or other nucleotide sequencing-based data. Projects should contribute to the overall goals of GEM3 and broadly address questions related to adaptive capacity of populations or species in Idaho, although they do not have to target the GEM3 focal taxa, redband trout or big sagebrush.