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Grant Opportunities

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Research/Outreach Grants

Agency Program Title Program Description Award Amount Agency Deadline
NSF IUSE - HSI The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) seeks to enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education at HSIs and to increase retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at HSIs. In addition, the HSI Program seeks to build capacity in undergraduate STEM education at HSIs that typically do not receive high levels of NSF grant funding. The National Science Foundation (NSF) established the HSI Program in response to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (P.L. 115-31) and the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (P.L. 114-329). The HSI Program is aligned with NSF's commitment to increase access for underrepresented groups to the Nation's STEM enterprise. $15K Third Wednesday in September, Annually
NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program seeks to advance knowledge about models to improve pathways to the professoriate and success for historically underrepresented minority doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty, particularly African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders, in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields.  $2M 2nd Friday in December, annually
NSF NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by the program and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
Limited: An Institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an S-STEM eligible discipline.
$650K to $5M depending on Track (3 Tracks total) Last Wednesday in March, Annually
NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations by focusing on broadening participation in these fields at scale. The vision of NSF INCLUDES is to catalyze the STEM enterprise to collaboratively work for inclusive change, which will result in a STEM workforce that reflects the population of the Nation.  $8.5M  
NSF Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) The LSAMP program takes a comprehensive approach to student development and retention. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming undergraduate STEM education through innovative, evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines.
Limited number of lead institutions per project. Please see RFP for additional information.
Varies based on particular project type ($22M for up to 40 awards) 1st, 3rd, and last Friday in November, annually 
NSF Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) The DMR Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials Research (PREM) program aims to enable, build, and grow partnerships between minority-serving institutions and DMR-supported centers and/or facilities to increase recruitment, retention and degree attainment (which defines the PREM pathway) by members of those groups most underrepresented in materials research, and at the same time support excellent research and education endeavors that strengthen such partnerships. $1.5M - 3.5M  
NSF Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) & HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (HBCU-RISE) The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program provides support to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions (MSI) through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. MSIs of higher education denote institutions that have undergraduate enrollments of 50% or more (based on total student enrollment) of members of minority groups underrepresented among those holding advanced degrees in science and engineering fields: African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.
Limited number of lead institutions per project. Please see RFP for additional information.
$600k - 6M  Varies on particular program
NIH Research Centers in Minority Institutions  The purpose of the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program is to expand the national capacity for research in the health sciences by providing cooperative agreement support to institutions that offer doctorate degrees in the health professions or in a health-related science and have a historical and current commitment to educating underrepresented students, and for institutions that deliver health care services, providing clinical services to medically underserved communities. $1.5M - 3M  
U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Strengthening Institutions Program The program helps eligible IHEs to become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions. $2M - 3.2M Application available: 06/19/2019
Application deadline: 07/19/2019
Generally, invitations to applications for SIP grants are every other year
NSF Partnerships in Astronomy & Astrophysics Research and Education (PAARE) The objective of PAARE is to enhance diversity in astronomy and astrophysics research and education by stimulating the development of formal, long-term, collaborative research and education partnerships among minority-serving institutions and partners at research institutions, including academic institutions, private observatories, and NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST)-supported facilities. $250K - 1M Third Friday in August, Every Other Year Thereafter 2015 (2017, 2019, 2021, etc.)

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