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Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)

Grants to USA Minority-Serving IHEs to
Improve STEM Degree Tracks and Research

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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National Science Foundation (NSF) - Division of Human Resource Development

LOI Date:

09/03/19

Deadline Date:

11/26/19 5:00 PM Submitter's Local Time - For Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, and ACE Implementation Projects.

Description:

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Grants to USA Historically Black Colleges and Universities to provide educational opportunities to undergraduate students for STEM education and research. An LOI must be submitted prior to applying. This program provides indirect funding for students at the undergraduate level or focuses on educational development for this group, such as curricula development, training or retention.

Grants during the upcoming fiscal year will be awarded in the following categories:
- HBCU Excellence in Research (EiR)
- Targeted Infusion Projects (TIP)
- Broadening Participation Research (BPR)
- Research Initiation Award (RIA)
- Implementation Projects (IMP). Within IMP, 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); and
- Other Funding Opportunities, including EArly-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), Rapid Response Research (RAPID), conference, and planning grants.

For information related to the funding tracks, see:
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18522/nsf18522.pdf#page=7

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?

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175415

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$85,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Excellence in Research Projects: Up to $1,000,000 for collaborative research projects and $500,000 for the individual investigator.
- Targeted Infusion Projects: Up to $400,000
- Broadening Participation Research Projects: Up to $350,000
- Research Initiation Awards: Up to $300,000
- Implementation Projects: Up to $1.25 million for 1st round Implementation Projects; up to $2.25 million for 2nd and 3rd round Implementation Projects.
- ACE Implementation Projects: Up to $3 million
- Broadening Participation Research Centers: Up to $9 million

Term of Contract:

- Excellence in Research Projects: Project length is up to three years
- Targeted Infusion Projects: Project length is from two to three years
- Broadening Participation Research Projects: Project length is up to three years
- Research Initiation Awards: Project length is up to three years
- Implementation Project Lengths: Up to 4 years for 1st round Implementation Project; up to five years for 2nd and 3rd round Implementation Projects
- ACE Implementation Projects: Project length up to five years
- Broadening Participation Research Centers: Project length up to five years

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals may only be submitted by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that are accredited and offer undergraduate educational degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Who May Serve as PI:
- The Principal Investigator for a HBCU Excellence in Research Project must be a faculty member in a STEM or STEM education discipline at the HBCU from which the proposal is submitted.
- The Principal Investigator for a Targeted Infusion Project must be the individual who will direct the implementation of the project activities.
- The Principal Investigator for a Broadening Participation Research Project must be responsible for managing the project and must be one of the key researchers. At least one of the Principal Investigators must have experience in education or social science research.
- The Principal Investigator for a Research Initiation Award must be a faculty member in a STEM or STEM education discipline at the HBCU. Co-Principal Investigators and senior personnel are not permitted.
- The Principal Investigator and co-Principal Investigators for an Implementation Project, ACE Implementation Project, or a Broadening Participation Research Center must be the key personnel that will be responsible for guiding the implementation of the project or Center.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 2

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization for HBCU-UP Proposals:
- There is no limit on the number of Excellence in Research proposals that may be submitted by an eligible institution.
- An eligible institution can submit only one Implementation Project or ACE Implementation Project proposal per year. An institution may have only one active Implementation Project or ACE Implementation Project award. However, a new proposal can be submitted by an institution with an active project if that project is due to expire before new awards will be made. Also, an institution can be awarded, at most, three Implementation Projects and one ACE Implementation Project over time.
- An eligible institution can submit only one Broadening Participation Research Center proposal and can have only one active center. The lead institution of the center proposal must have been awarded three rounds of an Implementation or ACE Implementation Project and must demonstrate the capacity to conduct broadening participation research.
- An eligible institution can submit no more than two Broadening Participation Research proposals per year.
- An eligible institution can submit no more than two Targeted Infusion Project proposals per year and can only have one active Targeted Infusion Project for any given department or unit.
- An eligible institution can submit no more than two Research Initiation Award proposals per year.

Pre-Application Information:

Letter of Intent Deadline Date:
- July 23, 2019 (Fourth Tuesday in July, Annually Thereafter): for Research Initiation Awards and Excellence in Research Projects
- September 3, 2019 (First Tuesday in September, Annually Thereafter): for
Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, and ACE Implementation Projects

Full Proposal Deadline Date:
- October 1, 2019 (First Tuesday in October, Annually Thereafter): Research Initiation Awards and Excellence in Research Projects
- November 19, 2019: Broadening Participation Research Centers
- November 26, 2019 (Fourth Tuesday in November, Annually Thereafter): Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, and ACE Implementation Projects

All deadlines are at 5:00 PM (submitter's local time).

All letters of intent must be submitted via FastLane. A separate letter of intent is requested for each application for Excellence in Research, Targeted Infusion Project, Broadening Participation Research Project, Research Initiation Award or Implementation/ACE Implementation Project proposal that will be submitted from an eligible institution.

Proposers may opt to submit proposals in response to this Program Solicitation via Grants.gov or via the NSF FastLane system. Before using Grants.gov for the first time, each organization must register to create an institutional profile. Once registered, the applicant's organization can then apply for any federal grant on the Grants.gov website. Comprehensive information about using Grants.gov is available on the Grants.gov Applicant Resources webpage: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants.html. In addition, the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide provides instructions regarding the technical preparation of proposals via Grants.gov.

Proposers that submitted via FastLane are strongly encouraged to use FastLane to verify the status of their submission to NSF. For proposers that submitted via Grants.gov, until an application has been received and validated by NSF, the Authorized Organizational Representative may check the status of an application on Grants.gov. After proposers have received an e-mail notification from NSF, Research.gov should be used to check the status of an application.

Program information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18522/nsf18522.htm

Grants.gov FAQ: https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/GGHelp/webhelp/grants/grants_gov.htm

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299139

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register with Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/custom/spoExit.jsp?p=/apply/register.faces

For Grants.gov user support, contact the Grants.gov Contact Center at 1-800-518-4726 or by email: support@grants.gov.

For FastLane user support, call the FastLane Help Desk at 1-800-673-6188 or e-mail fastlane@nsf.gov

Toni Edquist, Program Specialist
(703) 292-4649
tedquist@nsf.gov

Earnestine Easter, Program Director
(703) 292-8112
epsalmon@nsf.gov

Claudia Rankins, Program Director
(703) 292-8109
crankins@nsf.gov

Clytrice L. Watson, Program Director
(703) 292-4775
clwatson@nsf.gov

Randy Phelps, Staff Associate
(703) 292-5049
rphelps@nsf.gov

NSF
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 292-5111
TDD: (703) 292-5090

CFDA Number:

47.041, 47.049, 47.050, 47.070, 47.074, 47.075, 47.076, 47.083

Funding or Pin Number:

NSF 18-522

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Arkansas;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maryland;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   North Carolina;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Pennsylvania;   South Carolina;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   West Virginia

USA Territories: Virgin Islands (USA)