Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Excellence in Research – Awards vary – due first Tue in Oct, annually

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Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Directorate for Biological Sciences

Eligibility:             Public, Private

Award(s):             Awards vary.

Deadline(s):         Letters of Intent are due July 22, 2021, and the fourth Thursday in July, annually thereafter. Full proposals are due October 5, 2021, and the first Tuesday in October, annually thereafter.

Focus:   Academic/Early Career Research, Engineering, Equity and Diversity, STEM/STEAM/STREAM, Technology Education/Computer Science, Underserved Populations/At Risk

Grade Level(s):   Higher Ed

Content Area(s):               Mathematics, Science

State(s):               National

Description:        The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Excellence in Research program supports projects that enable science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty at HBCUs to build institutional capacity to conduct research aligned with National Science Foundation (NSF) areas of focus. Proposal plans to improve research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged. Goals are to establish stronger connections between researchers at HBCUs and NSF’s research programs.

Eligible applicants are US two- and four-year accredited institutions of higher education designated as Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including community colleges. Proposals may be submitted individually or in collaboration with other HBCUs. Non-HBCU institutions with significant funding and research capacity may participate on a limited basis through subawards. Principal investigators must be full-time faculty members or researchers who conduct research in science or engineering or STEM education at the HBCU from which the proposal is submitted. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review the NSF portfolio of recently funded awards and to contact program officers prior to proposal submission. There is a priority to support institutions that have not received significant funding through prior Excellence in Research awards. Cost sharing and matching funds are not required. Letters of Intent are required. Letters of Intent and full proposals must be submitted online.

Contact:              Claudia Rankins, Program Officer

Education and Human Resources

National Science Foundation

2415 Eisenhower Ave.

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703.292.8109

Email: crankins@nsf.gov

Michelle Claville, Program Officer

Education and Human Resources

Phone: 703.292.7751

Email: mclavill@nsf.gov

Randy Phelps, Program Officer

Office of Integrative Activities

Phone: 703.292.5049

Email: rphelps@nsf.gov

Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong, Program Officer

Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences

Phone: 703.292.7466

Email: kgyimahb@nsf.gov

Jodie Jawor, Program Officer

Biological Sciences

Phone: 703.292.7887

Email: jjawor@nsf.gov

Brandon Jones, Program Officer


Phone: 703.292.4713

Email: mbjones@nsf.gov

Kathleen McCloud, Program Officer

Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Phone: 703.292.8236

Email: kmccloud@nsf.gov

Engin Serpersu, Program Officer

Biological Sciences

Phone: 703.292.7124

Email: eserpers@nsf.gov

Guebre X. Tessema, Program Officer

Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Phone: 703.292.4935

Email: gtessema@nsf.gov

Edward J. Berger, Program Officer

Engineering Education and Centers

Phone: 703.202.7708

Email: eberger@nsf.gov

Christine S. Grant, Program Officer

Engineering Education and Centers

Phone: 703.292.7107

Email: cgrant@nsf.gov

Website:              https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505765