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March 14, 2016

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Funding opportunities for HSIs among the preconference topics of HACU’s Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education kicked off in Washington D.C. withpre-conference sessions. 

Joyce Hunter, deputy director for the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, said the National institutes of Health awards billions in funding to strengthen university and college research.

“It’s important to diversify the biomedical workforce because it strengthens research,” Hunter said during the Federal Funding Opportunities Workshop on March 14, 2016, at the Capitol Forum.

Beatriz Ceja, director of the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Division at U.S. Department of Education discussed funding opportunities available for HSIs, which include three grant program:

Ceja also mentioned that two upcoming webinars for the Hispanic-Serving Institutions-STEM and Articulation Program Grant Competition will take place on March 16, 2016 and March 17.  

A list of FY 2016 Eligible Hispanic-Serving Institutions is available and the FY 2016 application for HSI-STEM and Articulation grants deadline is May 3, 2016. Information is available at the Federal Register Notice dated March 4, 2016.

Photo: Beatriz Ceja, director of the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Division at U.S. Department of Education discusses funding opportunities available for HSIs at the Capitol Forum for Hispanic Higher Education on March 14, 2016.