Member Advisory - - November 19, 2007
USDA Announces FY 2008 Title VII Competition
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the opening of the competition for the FY 2008 round of the "Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education Grants Program." The deadline for submission of completed applications is 5 p.m. February 8, 2008. Visit grants.gov.
Eligibility: Only public or other non-profit Hispanic-Serving Institutions are eligible to apply for this program. To qualify as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, applicants must at the time of application have an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students.
DHS announces workshops for Minority Serving Institutions
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of University Programs will host informational workshops for Minority Serving Institutions on November 29, 2007 at California State University, Fullerton and December 6, at Tennessee State University. Networking sessions will be held the evening before the event day. Registration deadline is Monday, November 26, 2007.
Purpose of the workshops: To provide information on ways in which your institution, students, and faculty may take advantage of the research, education and funding opportunities available through the DHS Science and Technology Directorate.
Eligibility: Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Alaska Native Colleges and Universities (ANSIs), Native Hawaiian Colleges and Universities (NHSIs), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).
Who should attend: Deans of Research, Academic Deans, and Faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
More details on these workshops at www.orau.gov/dhsmsiworkshop/