Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program
HBCU-UP Letters of Intent - Due August 22nd
The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program's (HBCU- UP) solicitation NSF 13-516 states that for Research Initiation Awards a Letter of Intent (LOI) is required by August 22, 2013. However, Principal Investigators (PIs) find that when they try to submit the LOI, the deadline for that solicitation in FastLane shows December 10, 2012. This is an issue in the FastLane system that cannot be resolved by the August 22nd deadline. PIs are, however, required to submit the required LOI by the deadline. This can be accomplished by simply ignoring the posted deadline when submitting the LOI. PIs should contact the HBCU-UP program staff in case other issues arise.
Letter of Intent Deadline Date: August 25, 2014
Letters of Intent are due for Research Initiation Awards
Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 27, 2014
Proposals are due for Research Initiation Awards
Letter of Intent Deadline Date: November 24, 2014
Letters of Intent are due for Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Achieving Competitive Excellence Implementation Projects and Implementation Projects
Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 26, 2015
Proposals are due for Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Achieving Competitive Excellence Implementation Projects and Implementation Projects
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have awarded a large share of bachelor's degrees to African American students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and nine of the top ten baccalaureate institutions of African American STEM doctorate recipients from 2006-2010 are HBCUs.  To meet the nation's accelerating demands for STEM talent, more rapid gains in achievement, success and degree production in STEM for underrepresented minority populations are needed. The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) is committed to enhancing the quality of undergraduate STEM education and research at HBCUs as a means to broaden participation in the nation's STEM workforce. To this end, HBCU-UP provides awards to develop, implement, and study evidence-based innovative models and approaches for improving the preparation and success of HBCU undergraduate students so that they may pursue STEM graduate programs and/or careers. Support is available for Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Research Initiation Awards, Implementation Projects or Achieving Competitive Excellence Implementation Projects, and other funding opportunities.
Targeted Infusion Projects (TIP) provide support to achieve a short-term, well-defined goal to innovate or improve the quality of undergraduate STEM education at HBCUs. The Broadening Participation Research (BPR) in STEM Education track provides support for research projects that seek 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) provide support for STEM faculty at HBCUs to pursue research at the home institution or at an NSF-funded research center, a research intensive institution or a national laboratory. Implementation Projects provide support to design, implement, study, and assess comprehensive institutional efforts to increase the number of students receiving undergraduate degrees in STEM and enhance 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.
 National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. 2013. Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2013, Special Report NSF 13-304. Arlington, VA. Available from http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd/.
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This program provides indirect funding for students at this level or focuses on educational developments for this group such as curricula development, training or retention. To inquire about possible funding opportunities not directly from NSF, please look at the active awards for this program.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) (NSF 09-512)
Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
Computational Science Training for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences (CSUMS)
Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement
Education and Interdisciplinary Research (EIR) - Physics Education
Engineering Education Programs (EEP)
Instructional Materials Development (IMD)
Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences (UBM)
Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE)
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP)
Teacher Professional Continuum (TPC)
Undergraduate Research Collaboratives (URC)
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program