The National Science Foundation announced a new funding opportunity for HBCUs: The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP).
The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (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.
The HBCU-UP solicitation can be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16538/nsf16538.pdf
For information regarding applying for NSF grants, please review the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide found here: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=papp
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency of the U.S. government, established by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
In honor of NEH’s 50th anniversary, they will be holding a major humanities conference, called “Human Times”, in Charlottesville, VA from September 14-17. The conference is free and aimed at the general public (including students). The conference is designed to be a forum showcasing the many ways in which the humanities address contemporary issues –war, race, the environment, technology, and many more.
Please visit the website for an overview of all of the speakers and panels: http://humanties2016.com/speaker/. The final event will be a public summit held at Monticello on Saturday, September 17 — “Memory, Mourning, Mobilization: Legacies of Slavery and Freedom in America” — https://www.monticello.org/site/visit/events/public-summit-memory-mourning-mobilization-legacies-slavery-and-freedom-america Major speakers will be a powerful example of the humanities in action and also provide a preview of sorts for the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture (which happens one week later).
For more information, please visit: http://www.neh.gov/human_ties2016
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities has partnered with several of our Federal Agency Partners to present Back to School Week on September 19th-23rd 2016. This week-long celebration will bring federal agencies closer to HBCU students to highlight student opportunities in the government and shine a light on some of the work of the agencies. To reach as many HBCU students as possible, we will provide a mix of both in-person and virtual events. Be sure to read each event description as some require pre-registration. Please check back as we are constantly updating the list of events. Happy Back to School Time!
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.