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NSF Broadening Participation Portfolio

Background

NSF has taken a variety of approaches to broaden participation across its many
programs. While broadening participation is included in the NSF review criteria,
some program announcements and solicitations go beyond the standard criteria.
They range from encouraging language to specific requirements. Investments
range from capacity building, research centers, partnerships, and alliances to the
use of co-funding or supplements to existing awards in the core research
programs.

The portfolio represented below is divided into three categories: (1) programs that are primarily focused on broadening participation, (2) programs that have broadening participation as one of several emphases, and (3) Dear Colleague Letters expressing interest in specific aspects of broadening participation.

Broadening Participation Portfolio
Program Name
Publication No.
Directorate
Division
Broadening Participation Focused Programs
1
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers 14-573 All All
2
Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate 14-505 EHR, MPS HRD
3
Broadening Participation in Engineering 14-7680 ENG EEC
4
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) 14-565 EHR, ENG HRD
5
EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-3: Building Diverse Communities 13-553 IIA EPSC
6
Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research: Workshop Opportunities (EPS-WO) 12-588 All All
7
General & Age-Related Disabilities Engineering (GARDE) 14-5342 ENG CBET
8
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program 14-513 EHR HRD
9
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) 12-564 EHR HRD
10
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics 12-529 EHR DUE
11
Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 14-607 GEO OCE
12
Ocean Sciences Research Initiation Grants 13-606 GEO OCE
13
Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials 14-606 MPS DMR
14
Partnerships in Astronomy & Astrophysics Research and Education 13-566 MPS AST
15
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology 12-497 BIO
16
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring 14-567 EHR HRD
17
Research on Education and Learning 13-604 EHR DRL
18
SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 14-595 SBE SMA
19
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program 14-572 EHR, GEO HRD
Broadening Participation Emphasis Programs
1
Advancing Informal STEM Learning 14-555 EHR DRL
2
American Competitiveness in Chemistry-Fellowship 10-535 MPS CHE
3
EMERGING FRONTIERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION 2014 13-583 ENG, MPS EFRI, CHE, DMR
4
Gen-3 Engineering Research Centers (ERC): 13-560 ENG EEC
5
Graduate Research Fellowship Program 14-590 All All
6
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers 14-512 EHR DRL
7
International Research Experiences for Students 12-551 All All
8
Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers 13-556 MPS DMR
9
NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships 13-548 GEO EAR
10
Research Experiences for Undergraduates 13-542 All All
11
Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships 14-600 All All
12
Science of Learning Centers 07-7278 All All
13
STEM-C Partnerships: Computing Education for the 21st Century 14-523 CISE, EHR ACI, CCF, CNS, IIS
14
STEM-C Partnerships: MSP 14-522 CISE, EHR DRL, DUE
Dear Colleague Letters
1
Research Assistantships for High School Students (RAHSS) - SBIR/STTR Phase II Supplements
DCL 06-003 ENG IIP
2
Research Assistantships for High School Students
(RAHSS) - BIO supplements
DCL 12-078 BIO All
3
SBIR/STTR Supplemental Funding for Community College Research Teams DCL 08-029 ENG, EHR IIP, HRD, DUE
4
MPS Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate - Graduate Research Supplements DCL 13-071 MPS AST, CHE, DMR, DMS, PHY
5
Stimulating Research Related to the Science of Broadening Participation DCL 14-038 SBE, EHR BCS, SES, DRL, HRD
6
Prepare, Engage, and Motivate a Diverse STEM Workforce DCL 12-034 EHR HRD
7
Balancing the Scale: NSF's Career-Life Balance (CLB) Initiative N/A All All
8
Career-Life Balance (CLB) Initiative DCL 13-075 All All
9
Supplemental Opportunity for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer for CREST/HBCU-RISE Collaborations DCL 12-069 ENG, EHR IIP, HRD
10
Research Experiences for Veterans/Teachers DCL 12-073 ENG All
11
Engineering Research Experiences for Veterans DCL 12-074 ENG CMMI, CBET, ECCS
12
Research Experience for Teachers (RET): Funding Opportunity in the Biological Sciences DCL 12-075 BIO All
13
Announcement of Efforts to Increase Hispanic Participation in STEM Fields DCL 12-081 BIO, CISE, EHR, ENG All
14
Career-Life Balance (CLB) Supplemental Funding Opportunities in Support of Postdoctoral Investigators Funded by NSF Awards DCL 13-109 All All
15
Career-Life Balance (CLB) - Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Supplemental Funding Requests DCL 13-099 All All
16
Research in Disabilities Education (RDE) and Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE) in the new Research on Education and Learning (REAL) Solicitation DCL 14-012 EHR DRL
17
EFRI Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) DCL 13-032 ENG EFRI
18
Stimulating Research on Effective Strategies in Undergraduate STEM Education at Two-Year Hispanic Serving Institutions DCL 14-064 All All
19
Announcement of Effort to Broaden the Participation of Students in Two-Year Hispanic Serving Institutions in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) DCL 14-065 All All
20
Research Assistantships for High School Students (RAHSS): Supplemental Funding to Current SBIR/STTR Phase II Awards to Broaden Participation in Science and Engineering DCL 14-073 ENG IIP

Inquiries

For further information concerning NSF's Broadening Participation programs, please contact:

Dr. Wanda E. Ward
National Science Foundation
Phone: 703-292-8040
E-mail: broadpart@nsf.gov

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