April 26, 2023

Free HACU-member webinar: Understanding the NSF HSI Program, Merit Review Process

HACU members are invited to attend a free webinar on May 2, 2023, at 12 p.m. CT.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is committed to broadening participation, as evident through the variety of investment priorities related to preparing a diverse, globally engaged STEM workforce, integrating research with education, and building capacity and expanding efforts to broaden participation from underrepresented groups and diverse institutions.

The NSF HSI program is designed to support HSIs in their efforts to develop initiatives, policies, and practices (mindful of socio-cultural awareness) and address STEM curricula to meet all students' needs. Participants attending this webinar will learn tips on how to align their student success initiatives for an NSF HSI proposal submission and have a general understanding of the NSF Merit Review Process.

Register for the webinar HERE.


NSF ADVANCE and The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation, offer travel grants to the 2023 ADVANCE Equity in STEM Community Convening (ADVANCE EiSCC)!

The ADVANCE EiSCC brings together a variety of change makers from higher education, professional societies, industry, government, and non-profits in an engaged exchange of knowledge, resources, and support to drive systemic change in STEM with a focus on intersectional gender equity for STEM faculty. Regardless of whether you have an NSF ADVANCE grant or not, if you are interested in driving systemic change in STEM, the ADVANCE EiSCC is for you!

As an initiative that centers social justice and equity, we strive to co-create safe(r) spaces with our community that honor the worth and dignity of our participants. ADVANCE EiSCC registrants must not only agree to upholding an environment free of discrimination, harassment, or any other emotional or physical harm, but also commit to a code of conduct that embraces this community vision.

About the Travel Grants

Travel grants are intended to financially support faculty, administrators, and employees in attending the 2023 ADVANCE EiSCC so that they can engage in discussion, networking, and resource exchange centered on advancing intersectional gender equity in the STEM academy. In an intentional effort to support grantees who are often underfunded and excluded from such spaces, selection criteria will prioritize applicants who:

  • are faculty, administrators, or employees from community and technical colleges, minority-serving institutions, and/or non-academic STEM equity focused organizations,
  • have little or no travel funding,
  • have not attended a national ADVANCE PI meeting before,
  • are engaged in work that advances intersectional gender equity in academic STEM, and/or
  • belong to a marginalized social group or groups in STEM, particularly women and gender expansive applicants who experience additional forms of marginalization.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will close on May 9, 2023, at noon ET. We encourage applicants to submit their applications by April 30, 2023. Awardees will be notified by noon ET on May 10, 2023. Awardees must reserve their hotel rooms at the conference venue by 5pm ET on May 11, 2023.

Apply for travel funding here! Each travel grant will cover transportation, meals, lodging, registration, and relevant travel expenses.

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