USDA, Rural Development Agency Webinar, March 24th, 1-3PM EST

On Thursday, March 24, 2016  the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Agency will conduct a webinar.

This webinar will feature a presentation by Departmental programs for U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency highlighting their funding opportunities for HBCUs. Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work and research matches available USDA opportunities. Faculty, staff, and administrators from the HBCU community are invited to view the webinar live and ask questions. Registration information is below.

Date:   Thursday, March 24 

Time:  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  1. For the Webinar, navigate to the following url: https://usdard.adobeconnect.com/gbojes/
  2. For Audio Only, Dial into the conference line (888-844-9904) from your phone and provide the access code (6815772#)

RFP – NSF INCLUDES – Preliminary Proposal Due Date – April 15, 2016

The National Science Foundation just released a new solicitation – Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES).

NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields. NSF INCLUDES supports efforts to develop talent from all sectors of society to build the STEM workforce. The initiative aims to improve the preparation, increase the participation, and ensure the contributions of individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise, including women, members of racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and persons with low socio-economic status. Significant advancement of these groups will result in a new generation of promising STEM talent and leadership to secure our nation’s future in science and technology.

The grand challenge of broadening participation in STEM is to transform the STEM enterprise at all levels in order to fully engage the nation’s talent for the ultimate improvement of the STEM enterprise. As a comprehensive national initiative, NSF INCLUDES aims to address the various complex equity and inclusion-related challenges and opportunities that characterize the nation’s cultural and linguistic diversity, with a specific emphasis on the aforementioned groups. The goal is to achieve national level impact and progress toward STEM inclusion. Viewing this challenge as a social innovation problem, NSF is particularly interested in using approaches to scaling and growth such as collective impact, networked communities and strategic partnerships. The objective is to develop networks that involve representative organizations and consortia from different sectors that are committed to a common agenda to solve a specific STEM inclusion problem at scale. The long-term goal of NSF INCLUDES is to support, over the next ten years, innovative models, networks, partnerships, and research that enable the U.S. science and engineering workforce to thrive by ensuring that women, blacks, Hispanics, and people with disabilities are represented in percentages comparable to their representation in the U.S. population.

 

NSF INCLUDES aims to fund approximately 40 Design and Development Launch Pilots at ~$300,000 each.  Proposers are encouraged  to enlist partners (e.g., industry, foundations, states) who can help leverage and expand support beyond the federal dollars.  More importantly, in FY 2017, all  Pilot projects will be eligible to apply for full NSF INCLUDES Alliances, proposed in the President’s FY 2017 Budget Request at a level of $12.5 million each for five years.

 

Below is the link to the NSF INCLUDES solicitation and a Dear Colleague Letter about the program. HTML: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16544/nsf16544.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click Public Comment: Please see Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) NSF 16-048 for related information.

WHIHBCU Webinar: Federal Funding Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health! Feb. 25,1:30PM-3:30PM EST

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) is co-hosting a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and opportunities available to them throughout the federal government.

This webinar will provide participants with information about federal contract funding opportunities for research and development at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the nation’s medical research agency which makes important discoveries that improve health and save lives. During this webinar NIH staff will provide a high-level overview focusing on funding opportunities inclusive of cooperative agreements and contracts. In addition, there will be a high-level discussion on the NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program area.

Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work and research matches available NIH opportunities. Faculty, staff, and administrators from the HBCU community are invited to view the webinar live and ask questions. Registration information is forthcoming!

Lastly, here is the WebEx link for the webinar:

https://nih.webex.com/nih/j.php?MTID=m53583d450ce25e6818cf9c8e7f04a645

We will be utilizing the toll free number provided WebEx for the participants, the number and access code are listed below.

Number :1-877-668-4493

Access code is: 620 676 411

Participants will be required to enter an attendee ID# which would be shown when they enter into the WebEx meeting on the day of the webinar.

Here is a short how-to-guide for participants that NIH has put together: http://video.nih.gov/webex/docs/WebEx_Participants_Getting_Started_Guide.pdf

 

RFP: HBCU-UP – Letter of Intent Due July 26, 2016

The National Science Foundation’s updated Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) solicitation has just been released.   HBCU-UP is committed to enhancing the quality of undergraduate STEM education and research at HBCUs as a means to broaden participation in the nation’s STEM workforce. To this end, HBCU-UP provides awards to develop, implement, and study evidence-based innovative models and approaches for improving the preparation and success of HBCU undergraduate students so that they may pursue STEM graduate programs and/or careers. Support is available for Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Research Initiation Awards, Implementation Projects, Achieving Competitive Excellence Implementation Projects, and Broadening Participation Research Centers; as well as other funding opportunities.

Below is a link to the solicitation.

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

Request for PAESMEM Nominations – Nomination Period Ends June 17

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, June 17, 2016.  The nomination solicitation is available online at http://nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16534/nsf16534.pdf.

Eligible science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) mentors, both individuals and organizations, may self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague or friend. Nominations of non-academic organizations and small businesses working to expand STEM talent by mentoring in formal and informal settings also are encouraged.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) administers the award program on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). STEM mentoring activities in all sciences, including the biomedical sciences, are eligible for nomination.

NSF is casting a wider net this nomination season to ensure all STEM mentors in the country are recognized for their contributions and to send a message that expanding STEM talent is a community effort.  “It’s important to have a robust pool of nominations because that’s really the best way that NSF can get a national snapshot of all of the great work that’s going on in mentoring. Not everyone will win, of course, but we really can best shape our programs when we have a good understanding of what the great ideas are, where people are having success, and how well they’re doing,” said Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, assistant director of NSFs Directorate for Education and Human Resources.

WHIHBCU Webinar: Federal Funding Opportunities at National Endowment of the Humanities! Feb. 11, 2:00PM-3:30PM EST

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) will be hosting a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and opportunities available to them throughout the federal government.

This webinar will provide participants with information about federal funding opportunities at the National Endowment for the Humanities. NEH staff will describe selected NEH grant programs in the areas of education, research, public programs, challenge, and preservation and access. Additional topics to be addressed include application-writing strategies, and the application submission and review process. Faculty, staff, and administrators from the HBCU community are invited to view the webinar live and ask questions.

Please register for the White House Initiative for HBCUs: Federal Funding Opportunities at NEH webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/765506755274272769

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar!

WHIHBCU Staff

Webinar, Jan. 21st: Federal Funding Opportunities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture!!

White House Initiative on HBCUs: Federal Funding Opportunities at United State Department of Agriculture

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) will be hosting a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and opportunities available to them throughout the federal government.

The WHIHBCU will co-host a webinar with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on January 21, 2016 from 1:30PM-3:30PM EST.

This webinar will feature a presentation by Departmental programs for both Rural Development and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the Department of Agriculture highlighting their funding opportunities for HBCUs. Faculty and administrators from the HBCU community are invited to view the webinar live and ask questions.

The conference begins at 1:30 PM Eastern Time on January 21, 2016; you may join 10 minutes prior.

  1. Connect to http://ems7.intellor.com/login/702173
  2. Instructions for connecting to conference audio will then be presented on your computer

You will be connected to the conference with the AT&T Connect Web Participant Application – there is no software download or installation required.

If you are unable to connect to the conference by computer, you may listen by telephone only at 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633 using 0169417#

If you need technical assistance, call the Help Desk at 1-888-796-6118 or 1-847-562-7015

SAVE THE DATE! WHIHBCU Federal Funding Webinar with NSF

Webinar, August 27 from 2:00PM-3:30PM EST

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) will host a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and opportunities available to them throughout the federal government.

The WHIHBCU will co-host a webinar with the National Science Foundation (NSF) on August 27, 2015 from 2:00PM-3:30PM EST.

This webinar will feature a presentation by NSF highlighting their funding opportunities for HBCUs. Representatives from the HBCU community are invited and encouraged to view the webinar live and ask questions. Webinar information is listed below.

Date:   Thursday, August 27, 2015

Time:  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Webinar link and call information forthcoming!

Please feel free to distribute this information to your networks. We look forward to the webinar!

WHIHBCU Webinar Presentation: Federal Funding Opportunities at NASA!

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) will host a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and opportunities available to them throughout the federal government.

On July 30, 2015 from 10:30AM-11:30AM, the Initiative co-hosted the first webinar with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Please see link to the Presentation Below.

NASA Education Funding Opportunities

For additional information regarding the webinar and MSI funding opportunities at NASA you may contact the following person:

Joeletta Patrick
Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Manager
Joeletta.o.patrick@nasa.gov

First In the World MSI Call Monday, April 27th at 3:00PM!!!

This year, Congress has appropriated $60 million to the Department of Education (ED) for the First in the World (FITW) grant competition, with a $16 million set-aside for Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI’s).  Although priorities for the FY2015 competition have not yet been announced, ED is providing general information about FITW to help institutions begin preparing

On Monday, April 27th , from 3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time, the White House Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities will host “Office Hours” for Minority Serving Institutions.  Dr. Ivory Toldson, Deputy Director for the Initiative, will open up the call and turn it over to Frank Frankfort and Gary Thomas of the Office of Postsecondary Education to discuss First in the World and take questions.

To participate, please dial in at:

Dial In: 800-369-1818

Participant passcode: 5411524

The purpose of the FITW grant competition is to incentivize institutions of higher education and partnering nonprofit organizations to collaborate and help spur the development of innovative approaches and strategies that will improve educational access and outcomes. To help grow the evidence base of effective educational practices, FITW is structured as an evidence-based grant competition that offers up to three tiers of grants – development, validation, and scale up.  Each tier requires a specific level of evidence underlying the proposed approach, and rigorous evaluation of each funded intervention.

ED expects to announce priorities for this competition in May; proposed priorities for the overall program were open for public comment in February-March.

The First in the World competition is run out of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) office, at ED’s Office of Postsecondary Education.

To learn more about the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) and its grant programs, please visit OPES’s website or follow us on Twitter at: @EDPostsecondary.

A RSVP is required for this call. You may RSVP by sending and email to: WHIRSVPs@ed.gov