Federal and National Opportunities Week of February 5th

U.S. Department of the Interior

 

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is excited to announce its inaugural training event. The objective of this webinar is to enhance the knowledge and understanding of our HBCU colleagues regarding the available funding opportunities, which can support them in their mission of providing high-quality education to their students.
Let’s create a better tomorrow through education!

Learn more about the program here: DOI HBCU Webinar

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Art and Healing

The White House Initiative on HBCUs invites you to participate in our virtual program, Art and Healing, on February 16th 2:00pm-3:30pm. This two-part program will first showcase two student filmmakers and their films focused on mental health. The second part of the program will switch gears to a panel from the Department of Health and Human Services to address mental health resources from a funding perspective for HBCUs and direct services for the students on these campuses. The audience this program are students, faculty, and staff from the HBCU Community.

 

Learn more about the program here: Art and Healing Flyer

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U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

This HBCU Fourth Friday, we will be highlighting Tuskegee University, FAA Tuskegee University Alumni and general university information. Please join the FAA on February 23 from 4-5 p.m. EST to celebrate TU! During this forum, students, faculty, industry professionals and more will have the opportunity to network, chat and share information on all things HBCU and shine a special light on TU!

Click here to register in advance for this Zoom meeting: https://faavideo.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsceurqzsuGNxNk-J_v3GnfTSUKLdTvzo

Our FAA social media handles are below:
Instagram: @faa [instagram.com]
Twitter: @FAANews [twitter.com]
Facebook: @FAA [facebook.com]
LinkedIn: Federal Aviation Administration [linkedin.com]

Please put on your HBCU/FAA or collegiate gear, check out our social media platforms and we will see you at the end of the day!

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U.S. Department of Energy

How to Do Business with the Government: Contracts, Grants, and Cooperative Agreements for MSIs, TCUs, and HBCUs

When: Thursday, February 29, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00pm EST

Come learn how Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) can do business with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Federal Government at large. All levels of experience with financial awards and contracts are welcome.

This is part of the FY24 Educational Engagement and Training Series.

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Transatlantic Program of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs & Climate Action

The STEM and Enterprise Learning and Understanding New Career Horizons (STEM & Enterprise LAUNCH) program offers students and faculty from all HBCUs the opportunity to spend up to 14 days in Germany on an immersive study tour experience that includes meetings with leaders in industry, research, academia, business, and government. Cultural and historical visits complement the program. Students from HBCUs who are majoring or minoring in fields related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or business are eligible to apply. This program enables participants to launch their international careers through cultural immersion and professional networking. Knowledge of German is not required.

The program is funded by the Transatlantic Program of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs & Climate Action, offsetting costs for participants significantly.

Please note that the application deadline for this year’s program, taking place May 12 – 25, 2024, is February 11, 2024.

Please direct program-specific questions to Patricia Pahlke (she/her) at Cultural Vistas’ Europe office: ppahlke@culturalvistas.eu

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Department of Education, Federal Student Aid

The White House Initiative on HBCUs invites you to join the Department of Education, Federal Student Aid for two webinars about the new 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®️) Form.

HBCUs are consistent produces of academic and professional excellence, that provide students from a range of backgrounds, especially low-income and first-generation students, the opportunity to obtain higher education. That’s why we’re hosting these workshops to help people better understand the new form.

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Title: HBCU Info Session: New 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Date: Monday, February 12, 2024
Audience: Parents
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Eastern Time

On Monday, February 12, our first webinar is a great opportunity for parents and guardians of current and prospective HBCU students to learn best strategies to complete the new form, and changes to the financial aid process. You can register for this event using the link below.

You must pre-register at https://intellor.webex.com/weblink/register/r3eaa7903b336c3579c87ace744fd84ae

Title: HBCU Info Session: New 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Audience: Students & Faculty
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Eastern Time

On Wednesday, February 14 the White House Initiative on HBCUs is inviting students to join the Department of Education, Federal Student Aid for a free webinar about the new 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®️) Form.  Learn best strategies to complete the new form, and changes to the financial aid process.

Pre-Registration is required: https://intellor.webex.com/weblink/register/rc28c34a837594702b568efef0eb2b8c0

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Fiscal Year 2024 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program

 

To apply click here https://grants.gov/search-results-detail/352057

 

Description:  Acts of targeted violence and terrorism are often preventable occurrences.  American communities continue to be vulnerable to these threats- forms of violence that impact our collective sense of security and freedom as Americans.  The Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) strengthens our country’s ability to prevent targeted violence and terrorism nationwide, through funding, training, increased public awareness, and partnerships across every level of government, the private sector, and in local communities.  The TVTP Grant program provides financial assistance, training, and resources to eligible applicants.  These grants enable recipients to develop sustainable, multidisciplinary TVTP capabilities in local communities, pilot innovating prevention approaches, and identify prevention best practices that can be replicated in countries across the country.

 

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HBCU National Center Summer Housing

 

Calling all HBCU students with secured summer internships! Scan the QR code or click on the link below to complete the HBCU National Center Summer Housing Interest form.

Applications open on March 1st, 2024. Don’t miss out on this opportunity – complete the form now to receive application information on March 1st.

Link: https://lnkd.in/gikBkmTf

Make sure you secure your summer plans!

Federal and National Opportunities Week of January 29th

The U.S. Forest Service

 

Are you a university faculty member passionate about environmental issues and fostering diversity in the field? The U.S. Forest Service Overseas Environmental Experience Faculty Fellowship (FORSEE), a unique fellowship program from the U.S. Forest Service and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is your gateway to a transformative year of learning and impact.

Gain hands-on experience tackling real-world environmental challenges through site visits to community-based conservation projects in Latin America, Africa/Middle East, Asia, and the United States. Expand your network by building connections with international academics, practitioners, and USAID personnel. Develop your expertise with virtual workshops on professional development, grant writing, and DEIA practices.

FORSEE empowers you to:

  • Make a global difference: Contribute your knowledge and insights to international development projects, shaping a more sustainable future.
  • Boost your knowledge and teaching: Infuse your curriculum with fresh perspectives and field experiences, inspiring your students.
  • Become a leader in diversity: Champion inclusive practices in your institution and advance underrepresented voices in the environment and international development field.

Join a competitive 12-month program with up to 30% time commitment and receive comprehensive support, including travel, professional development, and mentorship.

Ready to take your career to new heights? Apply today!

Learn more here: Forsee Flyer

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Department of Transportation

DOT is offering $2.97 million through its new Mobility Equity Research Initiative, which seeks to advance research and technologies that support the Department’s goal of expanding accessibility and mobility to underserved communities, including people with disabilities, older Americans, and rural and disadvantaged communities. DOT is seeking proposals that will produce research results and tools that build on or complement existing data and systems such as those found on https://equity-data.dot.gov/. This competition is open to institutions of higher education, public research entities, 501(c)3 nonprofit research entities, and consortia thereof. Applicants must be established and located in the United States or its territories or on Tribal lands. Applications are due by March 5, 2024.

 

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National Job Shadowing Day

Job shadowing allows recent/current undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to learn about the plethora of careers in the arts within the federal government.

What is the event?

This is a career readiness education and exploration initiative to expose students to the world of federal service. Job shadowing is a strategic effort to connect students’ college curriculum with the real world through hands-on experiences to ignite students’ curiosity for a career they might not have even known existed.

Learn more about the event here: National Job Shadowing Event

 

 

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U.S. Department of Energy Opportunities

Student Program (arpae-summit.com). Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is seeking to diverse its internship pool of technical, scientific, business, and policy students.  The ARPA-E Summit will be held May 22-24, 2024, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center near Dallas, Texas. The ARPA-E Summit convenes leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy technologies, facilitate relationships to move technologies to market, and showcase innovations that solve current and future energy challenges. The application deadline of February 4, 2024.

 

  • Graduate-level students interested in energy and innovation are invited to apply to the Summit’s Student Program. The Student Program includes student-focused panels sessions, networking events, and the opportunity for students to have their resumes included in a digital book that will be made available to companies attending the Summit. All accepted students will receive complimentary conference registration. More information about the Student Program can be found here and the Student Program fact sheet can be found here.

 

  • Students accepted to the Student Program will be invited to participate in the third annual Proposing Ideas for Technologies that Can Harness Energy Sustainably (PITCHES) session. Selected students will present a five-minute pitch to their peers and a panel of industry representatives, who will provide feedback and ask questions. PITCHES is a unique opportunity for students to showcase innovative and novel energy ideas in a semi-formal setting in front of like-minded peers and industry representatives. The deadline to apply to PITCHES is March 22, 2024. More information about PITCHES can be found here.

 

Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP) Notice of Funding Opportunity: The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has published the Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) DE-FOA-0003285 on grants.gov and fedconnect.net. This NOFO invites new or renewal grant applications from consortia partnerships consisting of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) with a focus on building and supporting the workforce capacity of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE).  Successful applications will address:  Expanding scientific and technical knowledge in Advanced Manufacturing, Cybersecurity, Engineering, or Nuclear Security

 

  • Providing experiential learning opportunities for students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related disciplines.

 

  • Building and strengthening research and education capacities of participating institutions.

 

  • Promoting collaborations with the Department of Energy (DOE) NNSA Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE).

 

The due date for applications is June 15, 2024, by 11:59 PM EST.  See the NOFO for guidance on additional application due dates and review cycles. For more information on the NOFO process, NNSA will host three webinars. Webinar details can be found on the Notice of Funding Opportunity on grants.gov and fedconnect.net.

 

Risk Management Tools & Technologies (RMT) Funding Opportunity Announcement: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $70 million in funding to support research into technologies designed to increase resilience and reduce risks to energy delivery infrastructure from a variety of hazards, including cyber and physical threats, natural disasters, and climate-change fueled extreme weather events. This new competitive funding opportunity will be available to public and private sector stakeholders, universities, and DOE’s National Laboratories and will help advance next-generation innovations that strengthen the resilience of America’s energy systems, which include the power grid, electric utilities, pipelines, and renewable energy generation sources like wind or solar. Key items to note:

 

  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): DE-FOA-0003217, “All Hazards Energy Resilience”, released on behalf of Department of Energy’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) Risk Management Tools & Technologies (RMT)FOA includes Topic Area 6, “University-Based RD&D: Scalable Cyber-Physical Platform” with applicant eligibility restricted to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

 

  • Estimated Federal Funding for HBCUs:  A total of $4M, is allocated for HBCUs.  It is anticipated that 2 awards will be made at $2M/award with funding allocated over a period of 3 years.  The anticipated period of performance is October 1, 2024 – September 30, 2027. The submission deadline for full applications is March 4, 2024, 3pm ET.

 

Faculty-Applied Clean Energy Sciences (FACES) Program: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in partnership with the Office of Energy Justice and Equity and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is now accepting applications for the Faculty-Applied Clean Energy Sciences (FACES) program. FACES is a 10-week summer program that provides faculty with the opportunity to collaborate with NREL researchers and develop scalable education modules on topics like community engagement, human behavior, energy and environmental science, and artificial intelligence. The first eight weeks will be spent at NREL in an immersive environment with an NREL staff researcher/mentor. The final two weeks will be conducted virtually to prepare a final deliverable. A Customized Learning Solution (CLS) will be the culminating milestone of the research experience with the intent for your hosting NREL mentor to travel to your MSI and deliver the CLS to your class. The application deadline is February 15, 2024.

 

MSI Undergraduate Summer Internship – Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E): ARPA-E’s Inspiring New Transformations in Energy Research by Emerging Scientists and Technologists (INTEREST) Program is seeking Juniors and Seniors at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) for participation in a summer internship. This paid internship program seeks to connect talented STEM majors at MSIs with active ARPA-E Performers to assist ARPA-E-funded technology developments and provide students an opportunity to collaborate and contribute to high-profile, high-impact next generation energy technology development and R&D. Internships will be hosted at the sites of active ARPA-E Performers or their Partners during Summer 2024. The application deadline is February 5, 2024.

 

MSI Connect: The Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Connect Platform, spearheaded by Brookhaven National Laboratory, is an immersive summer fellowship for MSI undergraduate, graduate students and alumni to work in collaborative teams paired with Department of Energy (DOE) lab technology. The fellowship is a training program, intended to build entrepreneurial skills and knowledge around technology transfer and commercialization. Successful fellowship teams will have an opportunity to secure up to $75,000 in follow on funding in Phase II at the Final Pitch Event at Brookhaven National Lab in New York. The application deadline is February 5, 2024.

 

Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program (MEISPP) Internships: The Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program (MEISPP) offers 12-week summer internships with offices and laboratories throughout the Department of Energy. Imagine yourself at DOE headquarters in Washington D.C., at one of 17 National Laboratories, or at one of many site offices. Sponsored by the Office of Energy Justice and Equity, the program partners with eligible minority-serving institutions to help their students (undergraduate and graduate) and recent graduates “jump-start” their careers and develop their potential for future opportunities within the federal government. The application deadline is February 15, 2024.

 

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United States Department of Agriculture

USDA’s 1890 National Scholars Program offers scholarships to U.S. citizens who are seeking a bachelor’s degree at one of the nineteen 1890 Land-Grant Universities in the fields of food, agriculture, natural resource sciences or other related disciplines. The new e-application will be available on December 15, 2023. Please check our website for updates: https://www.usda.gov/partnerships/1890NationalScholars 

Learn more about the program here: FY24 1890 HBCU Scholar Flyer

 

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United States Agency for International Development

MSI Speaker Series – Pros and Cons of a Cashless Society

USAID is hosting a FREE monthly webinar for students of Minority Serving Institutions focusing on humanitarian assistance and international development challenges.  The first webinar is February 7 12pm – 1pm ET and will focus on the pros and cons of a Cashless Society.  Register Here.

 

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Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

The student engagement series is specifically focused on engaging HBCU students in cancer research and are open to all HBCU students:

    • February 7 – Morehouse School of Medicine
    • February 14 – Black in Cancer
    • February 21 – Cincinnati Cancer Advisors & University of Mississippi Medical Center

JSU POC: Kenya Hudson, j00088653@jsums.edu

 

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U.S. Department of Energy

Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Connect Platform: The Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions MSI fellowship program, MSI Connect, is accepting applications! The MSI Connect Platform, spearheaded by Brookhaven National Laboratory, is an immersive summer fellowship for MSI undergraduate, graduate students and alumni to work in collaborative teams paired with Department of Energy (DOE) lab technology. The fellowship is a training program, intended to build entrepreneurial skills and knowledge around technology transfer and commercialization. Successful fellowship teams will have an opportunity to secure up to $75,000 in follow on funding in Phase II at the Final Pitch Event at Brookhaven National Lab in New York.  Please click here to apply: MSI Connect Application – deadline is February 5th, 2024

PROGRAM FEATURES:

  • $12,900 Phase I Summer Fellowships:  Phase I Fellows receive a stipend for 9-weeks. Fellows will build entrepreneurial skills and knowledge around technology transfer and commercialization. Travel will be included for the bootcamp and final pitch event. (Lodging not included)
  • $75,000 in Phase II Seed Grant: Phase II teams will spend 12 months in immersive programming aimed at venture creation.

 

FELLOWSHIP ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be enrolled full-time in a Minority Serving Institution.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Majoring in: STEM, Business, Innovation/Entrepreneurship
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • The deadline to apply is February 5th.

 

Federal and National Opportunities Week of January 22nd

Appalachian Regional Commission ACRI

 

Appalachian Collegiate Research Initiative (ACRI) applications due March 29, 2024.

ARC is seeking ACRI applicants for the fall 2024 semester. ACRI is an applied research training program for Appalachian college students to support economic development initiatives for their communities. Students of participating ACRI schools are enrolled in a for-credit academic course to design and lead research projects in Appalachian communities to address regional challenges. As a finale for the coursework, students and their faculty sponsors travel to Washington, D.C., to present their work to other student delegations, ARC leadership, and community leaders at the Appalachian Collegiate Research Initiative Capstone Symposium.

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Department of Labor Job Shadow Day

OASAM/OHR will be hosting a Job Shadow Day for students in February. The in person Job Shadow Day is scheduled for February 2nd from 11 am to 4 pm ET and will be limited to 105 students. The virtual Job Shadow Day is scheduled for February 5th from 1 pm to 4 pm ET.

 

Please share this information with your contacts and networks. This will be a great opportunity for students to learn about federal employment and the Department of Labor.

 

See below for additional information regarding both events. Students may sign up using the QR code in the attached flyer or by clicking this link. Students should register by Friday, January 26, 2024.

 

View the flyer here: Job Shadow Day Flyer

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U.S. Department of Transportation Mobility Equity Research Initiative

NOFO – Mobility Equity Research Initiative

 

Funding Opportunity Title: MOBILITY EQUITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE
Funding Opportunity Number:

Amount:

Type:

Eligibility:

MOBIL-EQU-RES

$2.97 million

Cooperative Agreement

Institutes of higher education and 501(c)3 nonprofits

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

https://grants.gov/search-results-detail/351698

 

 

Millions of Americans have few or no transportation choices. The design of our cities, towns, suburbs, and neighborhoods, and investments in transportation infrastructure heavily influence peoples’ access to mobility choices. Decisions that federal, regional, state, local, and Tribal governments have made— including ones made decades ago—have shaped our current transportation landscape and as a result, in many parts of the United States driving a personal vehicle is the only mobility option. These decisions have also often caused disproportionate environmental and health impacts on low-income, minority, and underserved communities and deprived them of investments in accessible, affordable, low-carbon transportation options.

 

Research and technology advancements are needed to address these longstanding mobility inequities. Bringing together progress in enabling technologies like telecommunications, data analysis, and clean energy with innovations in connectivity, business models, and service design creates new opportunities for people to get where they need to go, when they want to get there, safely and at a price they can afford. Research and development of such technologies can expand access and improve mobility for all Americans.

 

Through this NOFO, U.S. DOT seeks to advance research and technologies that support the Department’s goal of expanding accessibility and mobility to underserved communities, including people with disabilities, older Americans, and rural and disadvantaged communities. Further, U.S. DOT is seeking proposals that will produce research results and tools that build on or complement existing data and systems such as those found on https://equity-data.dot.gov/.

 

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EnergyTech University Prize Student Registration Deadline is February 1, 2024

There’s still time to compete in the EnergyTech University Prize 2024! Sponsored by the DOE Office of Technology Transitions, this $400,000+ collegiate competition challenges student teams to develop and present a business plan that leverages National Laboratory-developed or other emerging energy technologies. Plus, HFTO is proud to sponsor a $25,000 bonus prize to students presenting business plans around hydrogen and fuel cells.

Collegiate student competitors are encouraged to bring their remaining questions to the final informational webinar on January 23 at 4 p.m. ET.

The deadline for student teams to submit a 200-word summary idea is February 1, 2024. Register a team today!

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Be the EPA Hiring Webinar

Be EPA Hiring Event

EPA is hosting a special hiring webinar on February 7 at 2:00 PM ET to support first-time applicants and those interested in learning about the federal hiring process. This event will feature EPA Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe, EPA hiring specialists, and other special guests.

 

The Be EPA Hiring Webinar is open to the public, and we encourage you to encourage faculty and administrators to invite their students by sharing this registration link with them: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/1465684/share_preview

 

For job seekers who have never applied for a federal job before, no problem! This event is for them and will cover all things hiring at EPA, including:

How to navigate USAJOBS.gov and the federal hiring process,
Making their application as competitive as possible,
Unique hiring pathways available for students and recent grads,
And a LIVE Q&A section where our hiring specialists will answer questions!

 

From tackling the climate crisis to advancing environmental justice, what happens here changes our world. There has never been a more critical moment to join our team and be the one who protects human health and the environment.

 

If prospective participants have any questions, please connect with our EPA Careers Team at careers@epa.gov.

 

RSVP Link:

https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/1465684/share_preview

 

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National Endowment for the Arts’ Grants for Arts Projects

Grants for Arts Projects provides expansive funding opportunities to strengthen the nation’s arts and culture ecosystem. Grants are available for arts projects in a wide variety of artistic disciplines. Visit the artistic disciplines webpage for each disciplines’ project types and accompanying application deadlines. Each discipline has identified the types of projects that are of greatest interest within this program as well as the characteristics of competitive proposals that provide the greatest opportunities for federal support to strengthen the nation’s arts and cultural ecosystem. Application Deadlines: February 15 and July 11, 2024 for projects taking place beginning in 2024.

Grants for Arts Projects guidelines
Applicant eligibility
Applicant resources

 

Please pass this information along to all faculty and staff involved with the arts within your university. Visit the artistic disciplines webpage to help guide who should join these important webinars. Our informational session on January 24 is specific to HBCUs and we look forward to having a conversation about the opportunities for funding at your historic institution.

 

Recent NEA Grants to HBCUs:

Alcorn State University   – Music – $15,000

To support musical performances and educational workshops at the Alcorn State University Jazz Festival.

 

Morgan State University – Design – $25,000

To support a youth design education program to promote design and math careers for youth.

 

Southern University at New Orleans – Visual Arts – $45,000

To support a retrospective exhibition of work by the artist and New Orleans native, Willie Birch (b. 1942).

 

Bring your questions to the informational session on Wednesday, January 24, 3:00 p.m. ET specifically for HBCUs considering applying for the Grants for Arts Projects opportunity. NEA staff will provide a brief overview of GAP and open up to questions from you. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Register in advance

 

 

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New Funding Opportunity at The National Science Foundation

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

NEH Invites You To Attend Their 50th Anniversary Conference: “Human Times” in Charlotte, VA

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 Presents: Back to School Week!

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!

DHS Announces Brand New Center of Excellence Grant Opportunity

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.