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Guam EPSCoR Plan - The Guam Ecosystems Collaboratorium

The University of Guam (UOG) received a $6M grant from the National Science Foundation – Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant (NSF 14-558). The 5-year grant is focused upon studying the effects of climate change on coral reefs specifically on a genetic basis.

This plan describes research and development priorities and goals for the territory. This strategic plan will serve as a “living document” to guide and direct effort, and the use of human, physical and financial resources, towards achieving the goals and objectives of areas of scientific interest that have been identified as “EPSCoR critical” for the Territory of Guam.

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About Guam EPSCoR

Guam and Micronesia’s natural resources are invaluable and irreplaceable. Guam not only has the potential for STEM innovation; they have incredible potential for discovery of the yet unknown. The importance of discoveries of new plants and animals is unimaginable, not only in terms of new knowledge and information, but also in their application to the problems and challenges of mankind. The EPSCoR/IDeA funded programs are imperative to provide the financial foundation for future growth.


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Guam Science & Technology Plan

Modern development, technology, and climate change are impacting Guam. Guam has a rich research terrain, from tropical island environment to coral reefs to ocean depths resources. Many of the marine plants and animals can be found nowhere else on earth. A general consensus was reached during multiple facilitated meetings; Guam has incredible potential for STEM achievements and contributions to the global research community.

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News & Announcements

  • Flyer for Guam EPSCoR Graduate Research Assistantship

    Guam EPSCoR GRA opportunity

    Date: Monday, May 6, 2019 - 15:30
    Category: Public
    We are seeking applicants for our Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) Program! 
  • Guam EPSCoR RII Track-1 LOI

    Date: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 17:00
    Category: Public
    Letters of Interest are due January 14, 2019 and should not exceed 1 page in length. Submissions should be emailed to with the subject line “RII Track-1 LOI”. Letters of Interest will be reviewed by the Guam EPSCoR Office and selected participants will be invited to an initial planning meeting on January 18, 2019.
  • Guam EPSCoR Student Awarded in STEM Diversity Conference

    Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 04:30
    Category: Public
    Guam EPSCoR student, Jordan Barcinas, receives coveted “Outstanding Research Presentation” award in the General Biology/Life Sciences division. 
  • 2018 Graduate Research Assistantship Opportunities

    Date: Friday, June 1, 2018 - 17:00
    Deadline July 2, 2018 (ChST)
    Paid graduate research assistantships are available through Guam EPSCoR and the University of Guam! Participate in coral genetics and oceanographic research in the lab and field. Benefits include up to $18K in annual stipends, tuition waiver, as well as faculty and research mentoring. Women and groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM disciplines are encouraged to apply. Deadline to submit applications is July 2, 2018.
  • Pathways to Graduate School in the Sciences

    Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 14:00
    Category: Public
    Pathways to Graduate School in the Sciences, March 26, 2018 at 9:00-11:00 AM in the Magellan Room, Hyatt Regency Guam. Registration is free. Additional information on research assistanships can be requested by emailing or Read on for more details.
  • Mildred Kelokelo Thesis Proposal

    Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 14:00
    Category: Public
    Mildred Kelokelo Thesis Proposal, "Sexuality and Reproductive Cycle of the Arc-eye Hawkfish, Paracirrhites arcatus (Cirrhitidae)" is scheduled for 9AM, Friday, April 20, 2018 at Rm. 205 of the UOG Marine Laboratory.
  • Developing Guidelines for Responsible Off-Roading

    Date: Friday, February 9, 2018 - 10:15
    Category: Public
    A rountable discussion for Developing Guidelines for Responsbile Off-Roading will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018, 4PM-6PM at the University of Guam Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero Bldg. Room. 235. Contact Tatiana Perez at for more information or to RSVP.
  • Frank Camacho Roberto Thesis Proposal

    Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:15
    Category: Public
    Frank Camacho Roberto Thesis Proposal for M.Sc. in Biology: Thursday, 25 January 2018 at 10:00AM at the University of Guam Marine Lab, Room 205.
  • UOG Faculty Share Cutting-Edge Genetic Research Approaches in Hong Kong

    Date: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 15:00
    Category: Public
    University of Guam Marine Laboratory (UOGML) faculty and Guam Ecosystems Collaboratorium (GEC) Researchers, Dr. Sarah Lemer and Dr. David Combosch recently presented at the University of Hong Kong’s Swire Institute of Marine Science about their ongoing efforts to characterize the bleaching resilience of Guam’s reef corals. 
  • UOG Students and Faculty Attend Nation’s Largest Multi-Cultural Science Conference

    Date: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 13:45
    Category: Public
    University of Guam students and faculty returned this week from 2017 SACNAS - The National Diversity in STEM Conference, one of the largest and most diverse gatherings in the U.S. for underrepresented minority students and professionals in fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 
  • Guam EPSCoR’s Guam Ecosystems Collaboratorium Seed Funding

    Date: Friday, October 6, 2017 - 17:00
    Category: Public
    Guam EPSCoR’s Guam Ecosystems Collaboratorium is seeking proposals from junior and newly recruited research faculty for seed funding opportunities for 2017-2018. Submission deadline is November 5, 2017.
  • Alisha Gill Thesis Proposal

    Date: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:15
    Category: Public
    Alisha Gill's Thesis Proposal, "A Comparison of Egg Predation Rates between Mating Territories in a Lek-like Spawning System of Gomphosus varius (Pisces: Labridae)" 
  • National Science Foundation Awards University of Guam $300K

    Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:45
    Category: Public
    National Science Foundation Awards University of Guam $300K to conduct the NSF INCLUDES Launch Pilot Project, GROWING STEM.
  • Chasing Coral Film Screening

    Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 16:00
    Category: Public
    The University of Guam, in conjunction with NOAA and the Bureau of Statistics & Plans present the film screening of Chasing Coral on Wednesday, September 27 at 5:45 PM at the University of Guam CLASS Lecture Hall. Attend the screening of this award-winning film and find out what is being done locally to protect Guam’s coral reefs.
  • International Coastal Cleanup

    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 13:45
    Turn the Tide on Trash Category: Public
    International Coastal Cleanup: Ensa Beach at Pago Bay on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7AM.

University of Guam
Unibetsedȧt Guahan
UOG Station
Mangilao, Guam 96923

Phone Number:
(671) 735-0301