National and Federal Opportunities for the week ending March 25, 2022

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Meet the Initiative’s New Leadership!

Dr. Dietra Trent

Executive Director & Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary

Dietra Trent earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Hampton University and completed her master’s and doctoral degrees in Public Administration and Policy from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has over twenty-five years of experience working to advance equity for Virginia’s most disadvantaged populations. Most recently, she served in several leadership positions at George Mason University, including chief of staff and interim VP for Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics. In 2016, Dr. Trent was appointed as Virginia’s Secretary of Education. Prior to her appointment, she served as Deputy Secretary of Education, a position she also held during the administration of then-Governor Tim Kaine. Having served in the Administrations of three former Governors (including Mark Warner), as well as the Office of Congressman Bobby Scott, she has a wealth of federal, state, and higher education experience.

Virtual Events!


U.S. Department of Labor

Join this LEAD Center webinar with speakers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the U.S. Department of Labor to learn more about the racial wealth gap and financial resources.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

2:00-3:30PM, ET

See Flyer to Register!!


Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation invites college students to join us for a four-part webinar series this spring semester, featuring interactive conversations with leaders in the field of historic preservation, as well as inspirational individuals who are engaged in preserving, restoring, interpreting, and discussing the history and heritage of African Americans in the United States through the power of historic sites.

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link:

  • April 27, 5 p.m. ET- Natural Disasters and Their Threat to Historic Preservation

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link:

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U. S. Department of Commerce

NTIA will host a pre-Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) technical assistance (TA) webinar series in March–May 2022 in connection with the five new broadband grant programs authorized and funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA): The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program; the Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program; and the Digital Equity Act Programs, which include the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program, and Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program. These pre-NOFO technical assistance webinars are designed to help prospective applicants understand NTIA’s IIJA broadband grant programs and to assist applicants to prepare high quality grant applications.

NTIA will hold these IIJA Pre-NOFO TA webinars based on the following schedule:

Webinar #3: Enabling Conditions

Wednesday, April 6, 2022, from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET

Webinar #4: Digital Equity & Inclusion

Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET

Webinar #5: Managing Costs & Supply Chains

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from 2:30–4:00

You can also access each webinar’s event webpage for registration details and other important information on the BroadbandUSA website at


Internal Revenue Service

During the month of March 2022, several divisions from the Internal Revenue Service will be highlighting different positions which we anticipate multiple openings nationwide in FY 2022.  If you did not make our last sessions in Oct 2021. Here is another opportunity for you to come hear about these wonderful careers. Please click on the links below to register for any of these sessions.

Mar 29, 2022 4pm EST-Information session for HBCUs & Alumni-Tax Compliance & Appeals careers

Mar 31, 2022 4pm EST-Information session for HBCUs & Alumni Hiring Process & Resume tips

Student Opportunities!

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Peace Corps

Check out the Peace Corps Event held last month: Bringing the World to Your Campus: Education, Service, and Career Pathways with the Peace CorpsTo view a recording of the webinar, please CLICK HERE.



Summer of Service, AmeriCorps NCCC is recruiting for summer members and summer team leaders through March 31, 2022.

AmeriCorps has recently created a new Summer of Service, a short-term, environment-focused experience within our NCCC program. In addition to developing employable skills and meeting young adults from around the nation, those who complete Summer of Service receive a $1,300 award. I encourage you to share this with young people ages 18-26 to make their summer count and kickstart their environmental impact career with a service and leadership opportunity. Selected applicants will complete a hands-on project focused on environmental stewardship and/or climate change mitigation.

Summer of Service members will serve alongside a team of their peers and can even apply with a friend to serve together. Members will deploy to Aurora, Colorado, for two weeks of training and then serve full-time for two months at project sites nationwide. Those interested may also apply to be a Team Leader and serve for 3 months, supervising the work and members of the teams. All members and Team Leaders will receive food, lodging, travel, and a modest stipend during their service term—plus the completion award mentioned above.

Here are the details:

  • Service Term: June 13 – Aug. 16
  • Age Eligibility Requirement: Applicants must be 18-26 years old
  • Cash Award: $1,300 for completion
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 11:59 p.m. ET

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Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program Application

ED’s Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula.

 Students may request funding to support overseas research for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; maintenance and dependent allowances based on the location of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); an allowance for research-related expenses overseas; and health and accident insurance premiums. Projects may focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories).

Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States are eligible to apply for grants under this program. As part of the application process, eligible students submit their individual research narratives and application forms to their home IHE. The IHE compiles all eligible individual student applications for inclusion in the institutional application that is submitted to ED..

How to Apply: The FY 2022 application is available online through the U.S. Department of Education’s G5 system until April 6.Please refer to the official Federal Register notice for detailed information about the FY 2022 competition.

To learn more about the DDRA Program, check out the recently recorded Fellow Alumni Panel: Application Tips, now streaming on YouTube: The panel included Dr. Ashlee Dauphinais Civitello (2018, Brazil), Dr. Keshia Harris (2016, Brazil & Colombia), and Dr. David Krolikoski (2015, South Korea).

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LevelTen Energy, Energy Scholars

Renewable Energy Mentorship Program featuring Google, LevelTen Energy, EnergyGPS, and Vestas

Program Dates: June 14-August 8, 2022 ; Location: Seattle, Washington

Apply here:

Overview: Accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy is one of the most important challenges of our lifetime. Key to doing this successfully is ensuring that leading companies can identify, recruit, and nurture skilled young professionals with the potential to lead this critical and fast-growing industry.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Paid summer internships (monthly stipend, travel, and accommodation)
  • Clear pathways to subsequent internships and full-time positions, as scholars hone their career preferences over time
  • Explore beautiful Seattle, WA

Eligibility & Expectations:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Strong energy interest
  • Solid mathematical and analytical skills (some demonstrated course work)
  • A commitment to the program, willingness to learn, and a passion for renewable energy
  • A commitment to spending the duration of the program in Seattle

Students from under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Application link:

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Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool have an exciting opportunity to share with students within the diversity pipeline – our BUILD Externship Program. The Whirlpool BUILD Externship Program is an immersive learning experience for current sophomores that takes place virtually throughout the summer (several days in June/July), culminating in a 2-day in-person/virtual all-expenses-paid career trek to our Global Headquarters in August.

In addition to the posting submitted online, we also wanted to reach out to see if you could help advertise this opportunity to your many talented students. I have attached various versions of our event flyer (in case there are issues with one vs the other) and a copy of the job description, as well as some general application requirements listed below for your reference. Additional information can also be found on our website. Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Application Requirements

  • Application deadline: 4/3/22
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Sponsorship: WPL does not sponsor. Students must be U.S citizens/permanent residents
  • Class type: candidates must be sophomores at the time of application

BUILD Leadership Development Job Description

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Summer 2022 Virtual Internship Program

AmeriCorps is now recruiting for its Paid Summer 2022 Virtual Internship Program scheduled for June 6, 2022 – August 19, 2022.

AmeriCorps takes pride in the work it does to “Get Things Done for America” and appreciates the contributions its interns make to move forward the mission of promoting national service every day. We understand how work knowledge gained through these experiences can shape the future and careers of the participants. That is why we would like to partner with you and provide undergraduate and graduate students of all backgrounds the opportunity to work closely with America’s largest grant maker for service and receive hands on experience working in the Federal Government.

Students may apply using the this link. Please feel free to socialize it with your network of students. Thank you in advance and we look forward to working with you to bring talented and passionate individuals to our team!

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

Apply for CBCF’s HBCU Scholarship by April 30 2022

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) invites your institution to participate in a partnership to ensure educational opportunities, maximize retention, and increase graduation rates for Black students through its HBCU Social Justice Scholarships under its National Racial Equity Initiative for Social Justice portfolio. (NREI)

The HBCU Social Justice Scholarships will be disbursed on an annual basis to undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral level students pursuing studies related to social justice to include, but not limited to, criminal justice, education, civil rights, or community/economic development. Scholarships are one-time allotments. The HBCU Social Justice Scholarship is accepting applications until April 30, 2022.

In addition, CBCF offers four intern programs, five fellowship opportunities, and funding for 10 scholarships under its Leadership Institute. 

For more information, contact

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U.S. Department of Energy

DOE’s Office of Science is Accepting Applications for Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Awards . The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program for the 2022 Solicitation 1 cycle. Applications are due on May 4.

The SCGSR program supports awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory or host site in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist — with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall graduate theses, while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories. SCGSR is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science.

More information can be found at

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National Science Foundation

Summer 2022: Accepting Applications for Purdue University Applied Energy Research Experience for Undergrads

We are on Year 2 of our NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site Program titled REU Site: Growing Entrepreneurially-Minded Undergraduate Researchers with New Product Development in Applied Energy.

Program details and application can be found here: In addition, an informational flyer is attached. Application deadline is April 15, 2022. However, we plan to consider applications as they are submitted. 

Please share this opportunity with students who:

  • Want to earn $6000 during Summer 2022
  • Can commit 10 weeks to living on Purdue’s campus and conducting research in both an independent and team based environment
  • Want to learn about applied energy academic research and real-world customer discovery commercialization research
  • *Are engineering or engineering technology majors
  • *Are entering their junior or senior year
  • *Identify as a federally recognized underrepresented minority (URM)

*Are enrolled at a federally recognized Minority Serving Institution (e.g., Historically Black College and University, Hispanic Serving Institution, Tribal College and University)

NSF REU Informational Flyer – Summer 2022 – General Deadline.pdf

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National Labor Relations Board

2022 Virtual Spring Internship Webinar

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency that protects the rights of private-sector employees to improve their wages and working conditions. Our agency’s mission is to protect workplace democracy by promoting and enforcing the rights and obligations of employees, unions, and employers under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or “Act”). The NLRB invites College & University Students and Career Advisors to attend our 2022 Virtual Spring Internship Webinar on Wednesday, April 6th, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST. The objective of this event is to provide information about the NLRB and access to student internship opportunities to include: Honors (law clerks – unbarred & attorneys – barred), Pathways (all majors), Apprenticeship (all majors), and Student Volunteer (all majors) programs. This event is a fantastic way to explore career paths at the NLRB! Attend our Internship Webinar for information on internship career paths and more.

You may visit us at or contact us directly at

Career Advisors and Students can register in advance using the following LINK.

After registering for the 2022 Virtual Spring Internship Webinar, you will receive a confirmation email with pertinent information. View the flyer here: NLRB 2022 Virtual Spring Internship Webinar Flyer.pdf

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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation invites college students to join us for a four-part webinar series this spring semester, featuring interactive conversations with leaders in the field of historic preservation, as well as inspirational individuals who are engaged in preserving, restoring, interpreting, and discussing the history and heritage of African Americans in the United States through the power of historic sites.

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link:

  • March 30, 2 p.m. ET –Preserving African American Burial Sites
  • April 27, 5 p.m. ET- Natural Disasters and Their Threat to Historic Preservation

To register for one or more of our FREE webinars, just click on the following link:

 Employment Opportunities!

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is sharing links to our lists of career and internship opportunities, along with other information of interest to potential applicants.

To view and apply for FWS positions, please click here: FWS Vacancy Announcements. If you have a question about a specific position vacancy, please contact the Human Resources point of contact listed at the bottom of the announcement.


U.S. Department of Labor

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is one of the premier civil rights agencies in the Federal Government. For more than 50 years we have been on the front lines of protecting workers, promoting diversity and enforcing the laws which require those who do business with the Federal Government – contractors and subcontractors – to take affirmative action and prohibit discrimination in employment.


1 vacancy: Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Arlington, VA; Richmond, VA

Equal Opportunity Specialist (Technical Expert), GS-0360-13

Salary Range: $97,378 – $138,868 , Closes: Friday, April 1, 2022

Link to Apply – this announcement is open to Individuals with disabilities; Federal employees – Competitive service-Current or former competitive service federal employees.; Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) – Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.; Land & base management – Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.; Military spouses; Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista; Veterans

Link to Apply – this announcement is open to Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) – Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.; The public – U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

For questions, please refer to the Agency Contact Information identified in the full announcement.

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Veterans Employment and Training Service

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS), Office of National Programs (ONP).  ONP provides national leadership and oversight, establishes national policy, and is responsible for the development and oversight of the Agency’s veteran employment and training programs and the provision of technical assistance.

Please see the link below that includes an announcement in USAJOBS for a Supervisory Management and Program Analyst, GS-0343-14. This announcement will close Friday, March 25th, 2022.

Link to MS-22-DAL-VETS-031:


Association for Professionals in Infection Control

About The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) APIC is the leading association for infection prevention (IPs) with more than15,000 members.  APIC’s mission is to advance the science and practice of infection prevention and controlAPIC employees enjoy a generous benefits package and flexible telecommute options.

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology(APIC) is seeking the following full-time positions:

  • Executive Director, Center for Infection Prevention & Control
  • Research, Practice, & Innovation (CIPCRPI)
  • Director, Governance & Special Initiatives
  • Director, Accounting

The job announcements for eachposition are attached for more information and requirements.  Resumes canbe submitted to the job links or emailed to

About the Vice President, Government Affairs: The VP of Government Affairs reports to the CEO and represents the Association, primarily with the federal government, in matters dealing with federal legislative and political issues affecting business aviation. The VP manages and mentors staff and assists with the development of legislative and regulatory strategy. Requires a BA plus at least eight years of experience.

About the National Business Aviation Association: The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive, and successful.  NBAA offers generous benefits and a collegial work environment in the heart of the nation’s capital.

About the Director, Accounting: The Director of Accounting directs and manages the accounting functions for APIC and its subsidiaries.  This position will establish and maintain the company’s overall account systems, procedures, and policies.  Requires a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field plus a minimum of ten years of experience running the day-to-day accounting and finance operations of an organization.

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White House Leadership Development Program

Open 02/07/2022 – 04/15/2022

The White House Leadership Development Program (WHLDP) is a one-year placement program for GS-15 career employees to work on the federal government’s highest priority challenges. This allows employees to gain experience on cross-agency initiatives and work outside of their area of subject matter expertise. Find more information about the program and its nomination process here:

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Grade GS-15 or equivalent
  • Approval from supervisor and participating agency
  • Ability to participate for 1 full-year in a full-time position

More information: 2022 Program Guide

National and Federal Opportunities!

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U.S. Department of Education

Pre- Application Technical Assistance, Needs Analysis

The Needs Analysis is a critical evaluation factor to the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) application. The Needs Analysis outlines who the institution is, how it is committed to international education, why there is a need for UISFL funding, and how the UISFL grant will yield positive results for students. The core intent of the UISFL program is to build capacity at institutions, and the Needs Analysis speaks to the need for assistance to build international education capacity.

See attached flyer for more information!

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Federal Aviation Administration

Advancing the Nation through Aviation! Participate in the FAAs virtual series to learn more about aviation grants available through the office of NextGeN

See attached flyer for webinar schedule!

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U.S. Department of Justice

Funding Opportunity from the National Institute of Justice, Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System: A Study of Existing Evidence and Public Policy Implications 

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has released the solicitation “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System: A Study of Existing Evidence and Public Policy Implications.” for funding.

Racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system have been well documented in the research literature. Black people, Hispanic and Latino populations, and Native Americans are disproportionately represented in arrest, prosecution, conviction, and incarceration rates. Communities of color often experience high levels of crime and victimization, and inequities in public safety and access of justice. These disparities may be manifested at any point in the justice system including in policing practices (to include identification of and interactions with victims of crime), equal access to justice and services, availability of defense resources, pre-trial release practices, charging and disposition decisions, sanctions imposed, access to treatment services and victim assistance, and post-release programming. You can download the solicitation here.

  • Eligible Applicants: For profit organizations other than small businesses, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Other (see solicitation)
  • Deadlines: Note that there are two deadlines for this solicitation. April 26, 2022 for submission to Grants.Gov and May 10, 2022 for submission to JustGrants.

About the Office of Justice Programs


National Telecommunications and Information Administration

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce is soliciting  30-60 day detailees (NTE 90 days)  to get us through the Programmatic Review Phase for the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program.  The program will award $268 million in grants to Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges or Universities (TCUs), Minority-serving institutions (MSIs), and consortiums led by these institutions for the purchase of broadband internet access service, or any eligible equipment, or to hire and train information technology personnel. See:

If you are interested, please contact Scott Woods, Director, Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives, NTIA,

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U.S. Department of Education

Early Childhood Personnel Equity Center NIA was published in the Federal Register earlier this week.

Please see the links below for this new OSEP funding opportunity.

If you have any questions, please email:

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 National Institute of Health

The NIH Common Fund’s New Funding opportunity to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity, Due May 23, 2022. The NIH has established a new initiative called UNITE to end structural racism and racial inequities throughout the biomedical research enterprise. Part of ending racial inequities in biomedical research will be to ensure NIH-supported research benefits the health of all populations, especially those whose health is negatively impacted by racism. For this reason, conducting new research into health disparities, minority health, and health equity is an important goal of UNITE.

The NIH Common Fund re-issued RFA-RM-22-001:

NIH staff intend to hold a Pre-Application Webinar for all interested prospective applicants with live TA.We encourage applicants to watch the recording and view slides from the technical assistant pre-application webinar to help prepare an application for this FOA posted on

If you have questions about the FOAs, please email

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U.S. Department of Defense

Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Opportunity – Department of Defense Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) in cooperation with the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for your participation. The FY 2022 DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) seeks unclassified research proposals, basic or applied, from HBCU/MI in research topics of interest to DoD and ONR. Applications are due by May 06, 2022.

The FOA aims to (a) enhance research programs and capabilities in scientific and engineering disciplines critical to the national security functions of DoD; (b) enhance the capacity of HBCU/MI to participate more fully in all DoD research programs and activities; (c) increase the number of graduates, including underrepresented minorities, in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) important to the defense mission; and (d) encourage commitments by the eligible institutions to invest time and resources that will elevate their standing from R2 status to R1 status commensurate with the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. To apply, please visit the provided FOA Link or search, FOA Number N00014-22-S-F005:


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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission FY 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Research and Development Grants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued its Fiscal Year 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Research and Development grants.  The NOFO is now available at and closes on April 5, 2022.  All institutions of higher education are encouraged to apply.  Feel free to forward this message to others that may be interested.

If you have questions regarding grants, please contact: Nancy Hebron-Isreal; Program Manager, Sr. Grants Administrative Specialist , Program Management, Policy Development and Analysis, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission,; 301-415-6996

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U.S. Department of Transportation

Funding Opportunities

The Department of Transportation (DOT) currently has three (3) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) that will be open for the next two (2) months. We would like to make sure these NOFOs are circulated to HBCUs located in the following states noted below.  These NOFOs are being announced  to establish and support regional Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC) to provide business training, technical assistance, and information to DOT grantees and recipients, prime contractors, and subcontractors.

DOT NOFO Funding Opportunities: