Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) through its Divisions and Directorates has as one of its goals to educate and prepare a diverse and able Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce who are motivated and prepared to participate at the frontiers of research and innovation. The Engineering Directorate (ENG) supports the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of engineering graduates, particularly those with advanced degrees, and contributes to enhancing the ability of early career faculty members to succeed in their careers as researchers, innovators, and educators through its Broadening Participation in Engineering Program (BPE).

The Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) solicitation is one element of the BPE program and is specially designed to promote increased participation of early career faculty in all fields of engineering research and to support the integration of effective diversity and broadening participation strategies in their engineering research, education, and innovation activities. By promoting the development and success of early career faculty with a passion for broadening participation, ENG expects that BRIGE award winners will become champions for diversity and broadening participation of underrepresented groups in engineering throughout their careers.

Full Proposal Deadline(s)(due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time): April 29, 2013

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