November 4, 2019

National Science Foundation Awards $40 Million in Grants to 25 HSIs

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program) awarded 25 grants to Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 totaling approximately $40 million.

The NSF’s 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 NSF HSI Program has two tracks:

Track 1: Building Capacity funds projects up to $2,500,000 for up to 5 years. This track has three priority areas: Critical Transitions; Innovative Cross-Sector Partnerships; and Teaching and Learning in STEM.

Track 2: HSIs New to NSF funds projects up to $300,000 for up to 3 years and is open only to HSIs that have never received NSF funding, or that have not received NSF funding in the five years preceding the proposal deadline.

The FY 2019 awards and recipient institutions are listed below.

Track 1: Building Capacity

Track 2: HSIs New to NSF


Source: National Science Foundation