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Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) provides awards to strengthen STEM undergraduate education and research at HBCUs. Support is available through the following tracks:
HBCU Excellence in Research (EiR)
component supports projects that enable STEM and STEM education faculty to further develop research capacity at HBCUs and to conduct research. Proposals submitted to this new track will be routed for review to one of the Research and Related Activities (R&RA) directorates. Funding recommendations will be made by the relevant R&RA directorate(s). Awards will be funded by the relevant R&RA directorate(s) with co-funding from the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA). Prospective PIs are encouraged to contact the cognizant program officer from OIA for further information.
Targeted Infusion Projects (TIP)
, which provide support to achieve a short-term, well-defined goal for improving the quality of undergraduate STEM education at HBCUs.
Broadening Participation Research (BPR)
in STEM Education projects, which provide support for research that seeks to create and study new theory-driven models and innovations related to the participation and success of underrepresented groups in STEM undergraduate education.
Research Initiation Awards (RIA)
, which provide support for STEM faculty with no prior or recent research funding to pursue research at the home institution, a NSF-funded research center, a research intensive institution, or a national laboratory.
Implementation Projects (IMP)
, which provide support to design, implement, study, and assess comprehensive institutional efforts for increasing the number of students receiving undergraduate degrees in STEM and enhancing the quality of their preparation by strengthening STEM education and research. Within this track,
Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Implementation Projects
are intended for HBCUs with exemplary achievements and established institutionalized foundations from previous Implementation Project grants.
Broadening Participation Research Centers (BPRC)
, which provide support to conduct broadening participation research at institutions that have held three rounds of Implementation or ACE Implementation Projects and with demonstrated capability to conduct broadening participation research. Broadening Participation Research Centers are expected to represent the collective intelligence of HBCU STEM higher education, and serve as national hubs for the rigorous study and broad dissemination of the critical pedagogies and culturally sensitive interventions that contribute to the success of HBCUs in educating African American STEM undergraduates. Centers are expected to conduct research on STEM education and broadening participation in STEM; perform outreach to HBCUs in order to build capacity for conducting this type of research; and work to disseminate promising broadening participation research in order to enhance STEM education and research outcomes for African American undergraduates across the country.
Other Funding Opportunities
include EArly-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), Rapid Response Research (RAPID), conference, and planning grants.
HBCU-UP has identified the following priority areas: innovation in instruction and curriculum development; access to STEM research experiences for undergraduate students; recruitment and retention, especially retention in STEM fields during and after the freshman year; critical transitions from K-12 to undergraduate, 2-year to 4-year, and undergraduate to graduate school; increased research capacity of STEM faculty; evidence-based leadership and professional development of faculty; research capacity building; and STEM teacher preparation.
History of Funding
None is available.
HBCU-UP is particularly interested in building knowledge in areas related to the following questions:
What are the underlying issues affecting the participation and success of African American students in STEM undergraduate education?
What replicable models of successful STEM programs at HBCUs can be developed, described, and adopted by other HBCUs and other institutions that serve underrepresented minority students?
What are effective methods of increasing the capacity of HBCUs to produce more STEM graduates who are highly qualified for the STEM workforce or graduate school?
What models of collaborations and partnerships have the greatest short- and long-term positive impact for the HBCU institution, faculty, and/or students?
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Proposals may only be submitted by the following:
HBCU-UP Proposals: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that are accredited and offer undergraduate educational degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Deadlines vary by project area:
Excellence in Research Projects:
Letters of Intent are to be submitted by January 16, 2018. Proposals are to be submitted by March 1, 2018.
Research Initiation Awards and Excellence in Research Projects:
Letters of Intent are to be submitted by July 24, 2018; Fourth Tuesday in July, Annually Thereafter. Proposals are to be submitted by October 2, 2018; First Tuesday in October, Annually Thereafter.
Targeted Infusion Projects, Implementation Projects, ACE Implementation Projects:
Letters of Intent are to be submitted by September 4, 2018; First Tuesday in September, Annually Thereafter. Proposals are to be submitted by November 27, 2018; Fourth Tuesday in November, Annually Thereafter.
Broadening Participation Research Projects:
Letters of Intent are to be submitted by September 4, 2018; First Tuesday in September, Annually Thereafter. Preliminary proposals are to be submitted by March 19, 2019. Proposals are to be submitted by November 19, 2019.
Approximately $85,000,000 is available in total funding.
Approximately $28 million, pending availability of funds, for new awards in FY 2018 for Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, ACE Implementation Projects, Research Initiation Awards, Broadening Participation Research Center, and unsolicited proposals.
Approximately $27 million, pending availability of funds, for new awards in FY 2019 for Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, ACE Implementation Projects, Research Initiation Awards, and unsolicited proposals.
In addition to the amounts described above, it is anticipated that the EiR program will have $20 million available in FY 2018 and $10 million in FY 2019.
Up to 160 awards will be granted. The 160 awards are expected to be made over a two-year period as follows:
In FY 2018, up to 20 Targeted Infusion Projects, up to 6 Broadening Participation Research Projects, up to 7 Implementation Projects, up to 2 ACE Implementation Projects, up to 22 Research Initiation Awards, one Broadening Participation Research Center, and in the EiR track up to 10 research capacity building and up to 20 individual investigator projects.
In FY 2019, up to 20 Targeted Infusion Projects, up to 6 Broadening Participation Research Projects, up to 7 Implementation Projects, up to 2 ACE Implementation Projects, up to 22 Research Initiation Awards, and in the EiR track up to 5 research capacity building and up to 10 individual investigator projects.
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