Category/Topic
Education
State or Federal?
Federal
Summary
HBCU-UP provides awards to strengthen STEM undergraduate education and research at HBCUs. Support is available through the following tracks:
-The new HBCU Excellence in Research (EiR) component supports projects that enable STEM and STEM education faculty to further develop research capacity at HBCUs and to conduct research. Proposals submitted to this new track will be routed for review to one of the Research and Related Activities (R&RA) directorates. Funding recommendations will be made by the relevant R&RA directorate(s). Awards will be funded by the relevant R&RA directorate(s) with co-funding from the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA). Prospective PIs are encouraged to contact the cognizant program officer from OIA for further information.
-Targeted Infusion Projects (TIP), which provide support to achieve a short-term, well-defined goal for improving the quality of undergraduate STEM education at HBCUs.
-Broadening Participation Research (BPR) in STEM Education projects, which provide support for research that seeks to create and study new theory-driven models and innovations related to the participation and success of underrepresented groups in STEM undergraduate education.
-Research Initiation Awards (RIA), which provide support for STEM faculty with no prior or recent research funding to pursue research at the home institution, a NSF-funded research center, a research intensive institution, or a national laboratory.
-Implementation Projects (IMP), which provide support to design, implement, study, and assess comprehensive institutional efforts for increasing the number of students receiving undergraduate degrees in STEM and enhancing the quality of their preparation by strengthening STEM education and research. Within this track, Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Implementation Projects are intended for HBCUs with exemplary achievements and established institutionalized foundations from previous Implementation Project grants.
-Broadening Participation Research Centers (BPRC), which provide support to conduct broadening participation research at institutions that have held three rounds of Implementation or ACE Implementation Projects and with demonstrated capability to conduct broadening participation research. Broadening Participation Research Centers are expected to represent the collective intelligence of HBCU STEM higher education, and serve as national hubs for the rigorous study and broad dissemination of the critical pedagogies and culturally sensitive interventions that contribute to the success of HBCUs in educating African American STEM undergraduates. Centers are expected to conduct research on STEM education and broadening participation in STEM; perform outreach to HBCUs in order to build capacity for conducting this type of research; and work to disseminate promising broadening participation research in order to enhance STEM education and research outcomes for African American undergraduates across the country.
-Other Funding Opportunities include Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), Rapid Response Research (RAPID), conference, and planning grants.
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions
Eligibility Notes
HBCU-UP Proposals: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that are accredited and offer undergraduate educational degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Mar 01, 2019
Due Date Notes
Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):
Excellence in Research Projects: January 16, 2018
Research Initiation Awards and Excellence in Research Projects: July 24, 2018
Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, ACE Implementation Projects: September 04, 2018

Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):
Broadening Participation Research Centers: March 19, 2019

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):
Excellence in Research Projects: March 01, 2018
Research Initiation Awards and Excellence in Research Projects: October 02, 2018
Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, ACE Implementation Projects: November 27, 2018
Broadening Participation Research Centers: November 19, 2019
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Nov 30, 2017
Min Award
$300,000
Max Award
$9,000,000
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
$9,000,000
# of Awards
160
Match Required?
No
Funder
National Science Foundation
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$85,000,000
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