Eligibility: Public, Private
Award(s): Awards vary. In 2021, HSI expects to award $11,000,000.
Deadline(s): Applications for Track 1 and Track 2 projects are due August 25, 2021, and the last Wednesday in August, annually thereafter. Tract 3 is due the second Wednesday in February, annually.
Focus: Career and College Readiness, Career and Technical Ed (CTE), Engineering, Professional Development, STEM/STEAM/STREAM, Technology Education/Computer Science, Technology Equipment/Devices, Underserved Populations/At Risk
Grade Level(s): Higher Ed
Content Area(s): Mathematics, Science
Description: The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports Hispanic-serving institutions of higher education (HSIs) to enhance the quality of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; and to increase recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of students pursuing STEM degrees. Expectations are to build institutional capacity for STEM learning and research; broaden participation by students historically underrepresented in STEM; and expand student pathways to continued STEM education and integration into the STEM workforce. Proposals are encouraged that prepare students in the areas of advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, data science, next generation wireless, and quantum information science.
Proposals are accepted in the following categories:
• Track 1 for planning or pilot projects to enhance the availability of high-quality undergraduate STEM education, especially at less-resourced institutions; develop fundamental STEM education research capacity on student learning; discover effective means to diversify and increase student participation in STEM; and build capacity for future NSF funding proposals.
• Track 2 for implementation and evaluation projects to design and deploy new, evidence-based educational practices at the unit, department, or multidepartment level; or adapt and replicate educational practices already known to be effective.
• Track 3 for institutional transformation projects to implement structural or systemic changes to enhance undergraduate STEM education and improve student outcomes.
Contact: Erika Tatiana Camacho, Program Officer
National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Ave.
Arlington, VA 22314
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; NSF-EHR-HSI@nsf.gov