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December 3, 2018

Announcing the HSI Program Solicitation NSF 19-540

An updated HSI Program solicitation (NSF 19-540) is now available:

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program)

Due Date for FY2019 Competition: March 06, 2019
Due Date for FY2020 Competition (solicitation yet to be published): September 18, 2019 

From the program synopsis: 

The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) seeks to enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education at HSIs and to increase retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at HSIs. In addition, the HSI Program seeks to build capacity in undergraduate STEM education at HSIs that typically do not receive high levels of NSF grant funding.

The HSI Program will accept proposals in two tracks:

  1. Track 1: Building Capacity funds projects up to $2,500,000 for up to 5 years and is open to all eligible institutions. This track has three priority areas: Critical Transitions; Innovative Cross-Sector Partnerships; and Teaching and Learning in STEM.
  2. Track 2: HSIs New to NSF funds projects up to $300,000 for up to 3 years and is open only to eligible institutions that have never received NSF funding, or that have not received NSF funding in the five years preceding the proposal deadline.

From the revision notes:

  • Proposals for a Resource Hub are not accepted.
  • An institution that is part of a larger system is considered separate for proposal submission purposes if it is geographically separate from the other campus(es) and has its own chief academic officer.
  • Conference proposals may be submitted in consultation with a program officer. 

HSI Program PI Webinars (NSF 19-540):

Monday, December 17, 2018, 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET

After your register, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting. For more information about the HSI Program, see:

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