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STEM-CORE Grant Opportunity Digest

External funding opportunities which may be of interest to our Affiliate Faculty Members and Network Members will be listed here. Please contact stem-core@ttu.edu to request assistance in identifying partners from TTU interested in pursuing one of the listed grants.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Solicitation Program Due Amount Notes
PAR-13-196 Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) May 28, 2014 No specific budget limitations - see solicitation for details An undergraduate research program for upperclassmen undergraduates (a lot like Bridges), with an emphasis on underrepresented students in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

PI/Program Director much be a full-time STEM faculty member with a record in research, teaching, and training.
PAR-13-205 MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research May 25, 2014 No specific budget limitations - see solicitation for details MARC U-STAR awards provide support for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to improve their preparation for high-caliber graduate training at the Ph.D. level.

PI/Program Director much be a full-time STEM faculty member with a record in research, teaching, and training.
PAR-14-076 Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program March 31, 2014 No specific budget limitations - see solicitation for details PREP awards encourage underrepresented minorities who hold a recent baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant science to pursue a research doctorate. This program is expected to strengthen the research skills and academic competitiveness of participants for pursuit of a graduate degree while also stimulating them to have an interest in addressing the health problems that disproportionately affect minorities and the medically underserved in the United States.

PI/Program Director much be a full-time STEM faculty member with a record in research, teaching, and training.

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

Solicitation Program Due Amount Notes
PD 14-7680 Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) May 1, 2014 Contact Program Cognizant Program Officer The Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) Program is a Directorate-wide activity to support the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of engineering graduates, particularly those with advanced degrees. The BPE Program supports projects to engage and develop diverse teams that can offer unique perspectives and insights to challenges in engineering research and education.

Two tracks:
1. Opportunity Track for developing graduate student pathways to the doctorate and faculty positions. Primarily to seed NEW networking and mentoring opportunities. Best suited to Engineering faculty.

2. Strategy Track to explore, develop and implement RESEARCH-BASED strategies that promote a more diverse engineering workforce, i.e. to broaden participation of under-represented groups. Should establish measurable success in more than one institution. Seems best for a collaboration between Engineering and Education faculty at TTU and outside partners. Perhaps leverage links with community colleges?

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Solicitation Program Due Amount Notes
USDA-NIFA-CGP-004425 Higher Education Challenge Grant April 10, 2014 $150,000 to $750,000 The major foci are university faculty and post-secondary students.

25% match required

HEC-funded projects encourage academic institutions, organizations, and employers to work collectively to identify and address a state or regional challenge facing the food, agricultural and human sciences education community. An application submitted to the HEC grants program shall propose comprehensive and coordinated activities to address that challenge or opportunity.

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