The Experimental Program to Stimulate competitive Research (EPSCoR) is a nationwide research funding program administered by the National Science Foundation. The mission of EPSCoR is to help the NSF reach its goal "to strengthen research and education in science and engineering throughout the United States and to avoid undue concentration of such research and education."
States and territories which in recent years have received less than 0.75% of the NSF's total national funding are eligible for EPSCoR funding. In 2013 31 states and territories met this criteria.
Statistical Profiles of all states from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics