Broadening Participation in Engineering – Awards vary – Applications are accepted year-round

Education and Community Grants – Awards vary – Last Tuesday of every month
December 13, 2021
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering – Up to $5,000,000 – Due Feb 10th 2022
December 14, 2021

Sponsored by National Science Foundation

Eligibility:            Public, Private, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)

Award(s):           Awards vary.

Deadline(s):       Applications are accepted year-round.

Focus:   Career and College Readiness, Engineering, Interning/Mentoring/Apprenticeship, Professional Development, STEM/STEAM/STREAM, Technology Education/Computer Science, Underserved Populations/At Risk

Grade Level(s):  Higher Ed, Adult

Content Area(s):             Mathematics, Science

Themes and Skills:          Innovation, Problem Solving

State(s):              National

Description:       The Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) program supports the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of engineering graduates. BPE supports efforts to improve engineering interests, preparation, connections, experiences, and opportunities among underrepresented groups across every educational juncture, including elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels.

BPE supports research projects that bring multiple groups together and offer the greatest return on investment by producing outcomes that are scalable, sustainable and applicable to various contexts, setting, and demographics within the engineering enterprise. BPE is also interested in funding demonstration projects that focus on issues associated with diversity within the engineering professoriate, with a particular interest in proposals concentrating on racial and ethnic minorities.

Contact:              Christine S. Grant, Program Director

National Science Foundation

2415 Eisenhower Ave.

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703.292.7107