Sponsored by National Science Foundation
Eligibility: Public, Private
Award(s): Approximately $9.3 million for TCUP, ICE-TI, TSIP, Pre-TI,SGR, and TEA Centers projects is available. Approximately $2 million for PAGE projects is available. Approximately $500,000 for PADLE projects is available. Approximately $300,000 for SEA-PHAGES is available.
Deadline(s): Pre-TI proposals are due September 9, annually. TCU Centers proposals are accepted March 7 through June 4, annually. PAGE proposals are due June 10, annually. ICE-TI proposals are due September 4, annually. TSIP proposals are due September 20, annually. SEA-PHAGES in TCU proposals are accepter June 1 through December 30, annually. SGR proposals are due December 10, annually.
Focus: Community Involvement, Engineering, Native/Tribal American, STEM/STEAM/STREAM, Technology Education/Computer Science, Technology Equipment/Devices
Grade Level(s): Higher Ed
Content Area(s): Mathematics, Science
Themes and Skills: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Innovation, Problem Solving
Description: Through the Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP), assistance is provided to eligible institutions to promote high quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education; research; and outreach. Support is available for transformative capacity-building projects through Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions (ICE-TI), Targeted STEM Infusion Projects (TSIP), TCU Enterprise Advancement Centers (TEA Centers), and Preparing for TCUP Implementation (PRE-TI). Collaborations that involve multiple institutions of higher education led by TCUP institutions are supported through Partnerships for Geoscience Education (PAGE), and Partnerships for Documentary Linguistics Education (PADLE). Finally, research studies that further the scholarly activity of individual faculty members are supported through Small Grants for Research (SGR) and Science Education Alliance Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science in Tribal Colleges and Universities (SEA-PHAGES in TCUs).
Universities and colleges are eligible to apply. TCUP aims to increase Native individuals’ participation in STEM careers and the quality of STEM programs at TCUP-eligible institutions. TCUP strongly encourages the inclusion of activities that will benefit veterans. Partnerships among institutions of higher education and collaborations with kindergarten through grade 12 schools, tribal government units, or other relevant groups are encouraged. Applications must be submitted online.
Contact: Jody Chase, Program Director
National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22314