Federal Cultural Funding Opportunities for HBCUs

Do you want to learn more about applying for federal arts/cultural/humanities grants or other funding opportunities for your university or research?

Will you be in Washington D.C. for the 2019 HBCU annual conference? Do you want to know more about applying for federal arts/cultural/humanities grants or other funding opportunities for your university or college?

Get the inside scoop straight from three federal agencies that offer grants, on how YOU can increase successful applications for funding opportunities.

Attend Dream It – Achieve It: Federal Cultural Funding Opportunities for HBCUs, a day-and-a-half workshop hosted by Arts and Humanities agencies.

WHEN: September 10: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM & September 11: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
WHERE: Meeting Room 16, Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th St., NW, Washington, DC 20001

Workshop attendees are invited to attend an exclusive tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture – BEFORE the museum is open to the public!

At the workshop you will:

  • Learn about the various funding opportunities available within the arts/cultural/humanities sector at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Learn how to address challenges in obtaining funding in these fields.
  • Hear success stories of recent grant awardees.
  • Find out about career opportunities for students in arts and humanities majors.
  • Learn how to prepare successful grant applications during one on one question and answer session.

Register for this workshop when you register for your sessions at the conference!

HBCU Week 2019 Industry Day

Are you an HBCU and want to know how to win Federal
Government contracts?
National HBCU Week 2019 Industry Day
Event and Matchmaking Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
Renaissance Hotel
Grand South
999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC

 

Join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National
Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of the Treasury for the
Inaugural HBCU Industry Day.

This is your opportunity to have in-person conversations with Federal and
industry leaders about potential contract opportunities!

All approved representatives of HBCU Sponsored Programs Offices,
Research, Title III, Grants Administration, or Governmental Affairs Divisions are encouraged to attend!

Join us for face-to-face conversations about procurement between HBCUs,
Federal Agencies, and Prime Contractors.

By participating in this event, you will obtain access to federal acquisition
and program officials as well as potential industry teaming partners.

To Register
Register to attend the 2019 HBCU Week Conference and Sign-up for HBCU Industry Day Event and Matchmaking when you select your sessions.

For More Information
Rachel K. Ramirez, nihsmallbusiness@mail.nih.gov
NIH Small Business Program Office

If you require reasonable accommodations, please send an email to the point of contact listed above.

 

Summer Internship Now Open!

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities offers full-time internships year round (spring, summer, and fall). Part-time applicants who can commit to at least 20 hours a week will be considered, although the Initiative prioritizes full-time applicants (32-40 hours a week). Internships are available in Washington, DC at the U.S. Department of Education, Initiative headquarters.

The Initiative is responsible for the implementation of Executive Order 13779, dated February 28, 2017.  Its purpose is to promote Excellence and Innovation at HBCUs.

Interns at the Initiative are responsible for assisting the staff on a wide range of HBCU issues and priorities, including economic competiveness, economic development, education, workforce diversity and workforce development. In addition, interns will help write memos and proposals, assist with communications and social media, coordinate and staff events, and conduct outreach to national and local HBCU organizations and leaders.

Applicants for intern positions must be undergraduates or graduate students who are enrolled at least half-time. at an HBCU.  Candidates should be familiar with HBCU issues and have outstanding research, writing, communications, and computer skills.

How to Apply:*

If you are interested in applying, please visit the Department of Education’s Internship page for detailed instructions and the internship application.

Additionally, please send the following to oswhi-hbcu@ed.gov:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Department of Education Internship Application

(*If not accepted to this program in our office, your application may be passed onto other federal agencies for consideration.)

Deadlines:

Please note that the dates below are approximate. Based on a student’s availability and school schedule, internships can begin or end before or after the dates indicated below.

  • Fall
    • Dates of program: September through December
    • Submission Deadline: July 15
  • Winter/Spring
    • Dates of program: January through May
    • Submission Deadline: October 1
  • Summer
    • Dates of program: May/June through July/August
    • Submission Deadline: March 15

All applicants must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Enrolled at and HBCU in a degree-seeking program at an accredited academic institution
  • U.S. Citizen and authorized to work in the United States

All internship positions at the U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on HBCUs are unpaid. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

 

HBCU in LA Internship Now Open!

The Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP) is proud to announce the HBCU in LA Internship Program application is now open!! This highly competitive program will be open to both undergraduate and graduate students with an interest to pursue a career in the entertainment, media and communication industry. Selected Scholars will participate in an 8-10 week paid internship in Los Angeles, Summer 2018! The program will cover housing expenses and will offer limited travel stipends based on individual financial needs.

Scholars will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in a comprehensive immersion internship experience in Los Angeles, California during summer of 2018
  • Participate in a series of professional development activities to help leverage a career in the media, entertainment and communication industry post-graduation
  • Become a part of our exclusive Student Member Network for on-going employment consideration with our industry partner organizations
  • Serve as Ambassadors for EICOP to build awareness for the HBCU in LA Internship Program

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply and for more information click here

To view our Promotional Video click here

The application deadline for the program is 11:59 pm PST on Sunday, December 17, 2017. If you are a current HBCU All-Star please indicate that in your submission!

Webinar: CBYX Program, Study Abroad Program in Germany for HBCU students!

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a fully-funded fellowship opportunity, is currently accepting applications from your students for the 2018-2019 program year.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a year-long fellowship that gives your students and recent graduates the opportunity to study and work in Germany. CBYX for Young Professionals is open to students in all fields of study and at all levels of study, including graduating students. CBYX is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. More information and the online application can be found at www.CBYX.info.

The CBYX program annually provides up to 75 participants with two months of intensive German language training, a semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences, a five-month internship with a German company in the participants’ career field, and homestays with German host families. The program covers transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends, and provides local in-country support throughout the program.

Prior German language knowledge is not required. Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their fields, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work. Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be U.S. citizens.

Please inform your students of this unique opportunity by hanging the enclosed poster. Should you require more promotional materials, or if you would like CBYX for Young Professionals alumni to visit your college and give a presentation on the program to your students, please feel free to contact me.

Interested applicants can apply online at www.CBYX.info. The application deadline for the 2018-2019 program is December 1, 2017. We look forward to receiving applications from your students! For a more detailed overview of the program, I invite you to attend our CBYX Informational Webinar on October 23rd at 1:30 pm EST. RSVP to knovy@culturalvistas.org.

As an alternative to CBYX, if you have current sophomores and juniors who are interested in interning abroad who haven’t participated in a formal work or study abroad program, we encourage them to apply for the Cultural Vistas Fellowship. More information about this program can be found online: www.culturalvistas.org/cvfellowship.

We look forward to your participation!

 

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

SBIR Conference: Leading HBCUs to R&D Contract Opportunities!!

The AAMU-RISE Foundation will host  a STTR/SBIR Conference

Small Business Technology Transfer/Small Business Innovation Research 

Is your institution prepared for the paradigm shift? Funding for research and development is moving away from grants. Instead, it is becoming essential for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as all Minority Serving Institutions, to start competing for government and private industry contracts. This conference is also ideal for scientists and small businesses.

The AAMU-RISE Foundation and the AAMU Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Economic Development are hosting this conference to bring together experts from government agencies, leading R&D companies, and academic institutions. They will be sharing their expertise, thus enabling HBCUs and MSIs to partner with the government and its contractors as they develop and commercialize innovative technologies.

Please find the conference registration link:

 AAMU-RISE Foundation SBIR/STTR Conference

Internship Opportunity: Championing Women & Diversity In Media!!

The Bentonville Film Festival is excited to announce an HBCU exclusive internship in partnership with Walmart! This opportunity will be a week-long, immersive experience across various departments introducing interns to innovative methods of championing diversity and inclusion.

What they are looking for:

  • Current HBCU Students (Must be at lease a spring semester sophomore)
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPS or higher
  • students interested in Computer Science, Engineering, Film, Television, Digital Media, Finance, and Accounting

To apply CLICK HERE. We encourage all who are eligible to apply!!

 

Marketing & Communications Internship with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF)

Established in 2013, the CBCF Marketing and Communications Internship program is a year-long paid internship for current or recent college graduates interested in careers in communications. The internship will provide hands-on experience and exposure to marketing, graphic design, public and media relations activities.

More information is available here:

https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/419

Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program Summer Internships

U.S. Department of Energy

Office of Environmental Management

Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program Internships

This is an announcement of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP) Internships for 2017. The MSIPP Internships is a program to promote the education and development of the next generation workforce in critical science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) for full time students currently enrolled at an accredited Minority Serving Institution (MSI). These programs assist current missions of the DOE efforts in environmental management. The MSIPP Internships is designed to provide an enhanced training environment for the next generation scientists and engineers by exposing them to research challenges unique to our mission.

Internships will run for approximately 10 weeks during the summer, and will be performed at one of the DOE national laboratories. Interns will complete research projects aligned with ongoing DOE efforts. Students will also be involved in enrichment activities provided by the host laboratory.  These activities may include laboratory and site tours, professional development seminars, workshops, lectures, and even social or off-site activities.

Participants will be compensated by either a stipend or salary, commensurate with cost of living at the location of the host laboratory.

To be eligible for the MSIPP Internships, applicants must:

1) Be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited MSI,

2) Be working towards a STEM degree,

3) Have an undergraduate cumulative minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale,

4) Be a United States citizen, and

5) Pass a drug test upon selection to participate in the MSIPP

This program is being managed through the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) on behalf of DOE-EM. A complete description of the MSIPP Internships and a link to the application section with position descriptions can be found online at http://www.orise.orau.gov/MSIPP/

The online application opens February 18, 2017 and will close March 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET.

 

For information about DOE-EM’s MSIPP Internships, contact:

Vivian Cato

MSIPP Program Manager

vivian.cato@srnl.doe.gov

803-725-6522