Funding Webinar: U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency , March 24 1-3PM

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 (888-790-1717) from your phone and provide the access code (66247273)

Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate – Deadline is June 14, 2016

The National Science Foundation just released a new solicitation for the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program.  AGEP seeks to advance knowledge about models to improve pathways to the professoriate and success for historically underrepresented minority doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty, particularly African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders, in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields. New and innovative models are encouraged, as are models that reproduce and/or replicate existing evidence-based alliances in significantly different disciplines, institutions, and participant cohorts.

The AGEP program goal is to increase the number of historically underrepresented minority faculty, in specific STEM disciplines and STEM education research fields, by advancing knowledge about pathways to career success. The program objectives include:  (1) to support the development, implementation and study of innovative models of doctoral education, postdoctoral training, and faculty advancement for historically underrepresented minorities in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields and (2) to advance knowledge about the underlying issues, policies and practices that have an impact on the participation, transitions and advancement of historically underrepresented minorities in the STEM academy.

Links to the full solicitation are below.

HTML: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16552/nsf16552.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

PDF: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16552/nsf16552.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

TXT: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16552/nsf16552.txt?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

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.

DOE-NE Releases FOA for Radiochemistry Traineeships

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy has released an FOA that will establish DOE-sponsored Institution of High Education (IHE)-led traineeships as a mechanism for graduate-level training critical to DOE mission-driven workforce needs. This will be accomplished through a focused academic graduate program that delivers unique, innovative curriculum, coupled with a rigorous thesis or dissertation research requirement in the area of radiochemistry. The total Government funding available for any single award under this FOA shall not exceed $3 million over five (5) years, subject to availability of funds.

Applications are due March 28, 2016.

DOE Traineeship in Nuclear Radiochemistry (DE-FOA-0001369)

A copy of the application package can be found here.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) Letter of Intent Due July 26, 2016

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

 

The National Science Foundation’s updated Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) solicitation was released on Friday, February 12, 2016.   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.

 

Available Formats: HTML: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16538/nsf16538.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click Document Number: nsf16538

 

 

Funding Opportunity Announcement — College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Initiative

The Office on Women’s Health announces the College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Initiative (Funding Opportunity Number – WH-AST-16-001), awarding up to 10 cooperative agreements totaling $2 million for a 3-year period.  Applications should focus on implementing policies and practices at post-secondary schools (colleges, universities, technical schools, community college, and trade schools) to prevent sexual assault on their campuses. Those awarded will partner with organizations and post-secondary schools to provide technical assistance and support to influence and implement policies and prevention strategies based on the recommendations from the White House Task Force on Campus Sexual Assault – Not Alone and It’s On Us Campaigns.  For more information, please visit http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=WH-AST-16-001.