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The next round of proposal submissions to NSF’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) will begin soon. Here is information about the different tracks’ descriptions, deadlines and submission limits.
Program Track Descriptions:
- Research Initiation Awards (RIA) – funding for STEM faculty with no prior or recent research funding
- Excellence in Research (EiR) – funding for STEM and STEM education faculty to further enhance research capacity at HBCUs and to conduct research
- Targeted Infusion Projects (TIP) – funding for short-term projects with well-defined goals to improve the quality of undergraduate STEM education at HBCUs
- Broadening Participation Research (BPR) – funding for research seeking to develop and study new theory-driven models and innovations related to the participation and success of underrepresented groups in STEM undergraduate education
- Implementation Projects (IMP) – funding for the design, implementation, study, and assessment of comprehensive institutional efforts to increase the number of students earning STEM undergraduate degrees and strengthening STEM education and research
|PROGRAM TRACK||LETTER OF INTENT DUE||PRELIIMINARY PROPOSAL DUE||FULL PROPOSAL DUE||PROPOSAL LIMITS|
|Research Initiation Award||7/24/2018||N/A||10/2/2018||2/institution|
|Excellence in Research||7/24/2018||N/A||10/2/2018||No limit|
|Targeted Infusion Projects||9/4/2018||N/A||11/27/2018||2/institution 1/department|
|Broadening Participation Research Projects||9/4/2018||N/A||11/27/2018||2/institution|
Except for EiR, all of the program tracks have limited submissions and fall under Spelman’s limited submission policy. Interested faculty will need to provide project title, CV, and letter of intent (no more than 2500 characters, including spaces) to Margaret Farrow, Pre-Award Grant Specialist, one month before the letter of intent is due to NSF. Therefore, the internal deadline is 6/24/2018 for RIA and 8/4/2018 TIP, BRP, and IMP.
If you have any questions or intend to submit to an HBCU-UP program track, please email Margaret Farrow at email@example.com so that OSP will be aware of your plans.
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a Proposal Writing Institute, July 12-16, 2018 at Georgia College in Midgeville, GA. This four-day institute will bring together faculty and administrators interested in preparing proposals for submission to external funding agencies.
Applicants must submit a one- to two-paragraph outline of their proposal and the name of the intended funding agency and/or program in the online application. If you have NOT identified a funding source and begun writing a draft proposal, you should NOT participate in this institute, as it is geared for writing and revising draft proposals.
The application deadline is May 15, 2018, and there is a $50.00 application fee. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the institute may reach capacity prior to the application deadline.
For more information on the Proposal Writing Institute and to view a draft schedule, please visit the program website.
To submit an application, please click on the submissions page.