Please find below information about the involvement of ten HBCUs in five of the 37 recently-announced NSF INCLUDES awards. INCLUDES is: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science, a new initiative that aims to improve access to STEM education and career pathways at the national scale, making them more widely inclusive to underserved populations. Over the next decade, NSF will expand the program, with the goal of developing a science and engineering workforce that better reflects the diversity of U.S. society. (Press release: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?org=NSF&cntn_id=189706&preview=false)
Study abroad is a transformative experience that provides young Americans with the skills and knowledge they need to contribute to a global society, solve global challenges, and compete in a global economy; however some U.S. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) lack the capacity to offer this opportunity to undergraduate students.
Discover an insider’s perspective on FBI operations while gaining unparalleled experience with our Honors Internship and Visiting Scientist Programs, or begin a career directly after graduation with our Collegiate Hiring Initiative.
Honors Internship Program
The Honors Internship Program is a 10-week, paid internship for college undergraduate and graduate students. While exploring our exciting career options, students work side-by-side with FBI employees at our Washington, D.C. area headquarters locations, or in field offices around the country. Open to a wide range of academic areas, this internship offers experiences students can’t find anywhere else.
The FBI’s Collegiate Hiring Initiative recruits graduating seniors or individuals who have graduated with an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD degree to begin their careers in an organization that offers opportunities like no other. Students must graduate or have graduated between December 2014 and September 2017.
From supporting squads and operations to analyzing business processes and ensuring security, recent graduates help support a huge part of the FBI’s mission. The Collegiate Hiring Initiative also gives recent graduates the chance to explore and transition into the many exceptional career paths the FBI has to offer, as well as into other opportunities within the federal government and private sectors.
Applications for the Collegiate Hiring Initiative open August 26 and close October 14, 2016.
The Visiting Scientist Program gives applicants the chance to work within the FBI Laboratory, one of the largest and most comprehensive crime labs in the world. Since 1982, the Laboratory’s Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit (CFSRU) has welcomed university faculty, postdoctoral fellows, recent graduates, and undergraduate and graduate applicants, and given them a unique work experience. Applicants work with state-of-the-art equipment to conduct laboratory and/or computer research and participate in forensic science research initiatives for one to five years.
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The National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program is designed to foster gender equity through a focus on the identification and elimination of organizational barriers that impede the full participation and advancement of all women faculty in academic institutions. Organizational barriers that inhibit equity may exist in areas such as policy, practice, culture, and organizational climate. For example, practices in academic departments that result in the inequitable allocation of service or teaching assignments may impede research productivity, delay advancement and create a culture of differential treatment and rewards. Policies and procedures that do not mitigate implicit bias in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions could mean that women and underrepresented minorities are evaluated less favorably, perpetuating their underrepresentation and contributing to a climate that is not inclusive.
Below are links to the new ADVANCE solicitation and information about a technical assistance webinar scheduled for September 21, 2016.
To join the conference call by phone, dial (415) 655-0003
Meeting number (access code): 641 800 929
Meeting password: bD4JujDH
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) has been hosting a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and resources available to them throughout the federal government.
On Tuesday, August 16, 2016 the initiative will co-host a webinar with the FBl’s Office of Partner Engagement (OPE) and DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs. OPE builds bridges, creates new partnerships, and strengthens and supports relationships with state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement. OPE serves as the FBl’s primary liaison for the law enforcement community, representing the perspectives of chiefs, sheriffs, and law enforcement associations within the FBI. The OPE also manages outreach programs, including FBI support to state and local Fusion Centers, along with the Countering Violent Extremism, Active Shooter, and Police Executive Fellowship programs. The office implements national-level initiatives and strategies which support engagement, communication, coordination, and cooperation efforts with law enforcement, intelligence, and public agencies and partners in a continuous effort to enhance the FBl’s capabilities.
The FBI plays a critical role in enforcing campus safety, public safety and providing other resources to HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions. This webinar will highlight the FBl’s resources and support they provide for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work, needs and research match available FBI opportunities.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs (OUP) is requesting applications from U.S. colleges and universities to lead a consortium of universities for a Center for Homeland Security Quantitative Analysis (CHSQA). The deadline for submission is November 1, 2016. To learn more, sign up for the informational webinar on August 23, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. EDT or visit go.usa.gov/x2gNG.
EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment is hosting a webinar for the external EPA grants community. The webinar will cover grants topics, including: how to find and apply for grant opportunities; EPA’s new Grants.gov requirement; and preparing a proper budget detail. In addition, we will be hosting a Q&A session during the second half of the webinar. Please pass along the following information to any recipients or potential applicants that you think may be interested. Thank you.
EPA Grants Award Process Webinar
EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment periodically hosts webinars for the EPA grants community. If you are interested in applying for EPA grants or are currently managing an EPA grant, please consider attending the upcoming webinar listed below. Also see https://www.epa.gov/grants/epa-grants-award-process-webinars for current information and materials.
How to Register:
You do not need to register. If you wish to attend, just go to the following link a few minutes before the webinar starts: Grant Award Process Webinar. There is no call in number – audio will be broadcast through your computer speakers or headphones.
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment is hosting a webinar for the EPA grants community. The webinar will cover grants topics, including: how to find and apply for grant opportunities; EPA’s new Grants.gov requirement; and preparing a proper budget detail. In addition, we will be hosting a Q&A session during the second half of the webinar.
EPA is announcing the fifth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge prize competition that asks student teams to design green infrastructure for their campus. This year, teams will incorporate climate resiliency and consider community engagement in their stormwater management designs. EPA is calling for college and university students to form teams with a faculty advisor to participate in the competition. EPA encourages teams to be multidisciplinary (comprised of planners, engineers, designers, scientists, and more). Teams will be able to submit in either the master plan or demonstration project categories.
Registration for this year’s competition will be open from September 1-30, 2016. Submissions for this year’s competition will be due December 16, 2016 and winners will be announced in Spring 2017.
EPA will offer faculty and student prizes. Faculty advisors will receive $3,000 for first-place teams and $2,000 for second-place teams. Student team members will receive $2,000 for first-place teams and $1,000 for second-place teams.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce (the International Trade Administration (ITA) and the Economic Development Administration (EDA)); the U.S. Department of State-Permanent Mission of the United States to the OAS; the Government of Mexico, as Chair Pro Tempore of RIAC 2016-2018 and the Organization of American States (OAS) as the RIAC Technical Secretariat, and the Government of Canada, we would like to invite you to apply to be part of the US Delegation to participate on the 6th Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE) which will be held in Toronto, Canada on Sept. 25 – Oct 1.
ACE is designed to establish long-term global partnerships to strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems that will increase the prospect of advancing commerce and trade between participating economies and accelerate business opportunities for all stakeholders.
ACE plays a critical role in strengthening our hemispheric ties and building on ideas and models that work. President Obama, Secretary Pritzker, and all of us at the Department of Commerce and EDA understand this, and we strongly believe that when the right partners come together and increase their level of interaction great things happen for job creation, increased investment, and improved prosperity. We are constantly working to be a more effective partner in driving effective economic development in the 21st century ‒ working to advance job creation and economic growth by investing in American innovation at home and increasing our competiveness abroad.