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

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From the Desk of Michael Scott, AVP for Research, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, SF State

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Limited Submission Opportunity: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic- Serving Institutions (HSI Program)  January 04, 2018


SF State Limited Submission Guidelines

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Source: Federal

Title of Funding Opportunity: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program)

Link to program announcement


To AVP, ORSP for review and approval: January 23, 2018

AVP, ORSP decision: January 25, 2018

If accepted, ORSP 7-business day deadline for internal approvals:  February 23, 2018

Full Proposal: March 06, 2018

Required materials for ORSP submission:

  1. Summary no longer than three pages in length
  2. All on- and off-campus collaborations
  3. Publications or other indicators of productivity in the past 3 years relevant to this FOA

Program officer contact information
(it is highly recommended that you contact this person early in the process)

Synopsis of offering:To enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education at Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), the National Science Foundation (NSF) established the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), in response to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (P.L. 115-31) and the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (P.L. 114-329). The HSI Program seeks to increase the retention and graduation rates of students pursuing associate or baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In addition, the HIS Program seeks to build capacity at HSIs that typically do not receive high levels of NSF grant funding. The HSI Program is aligned with NSF’s commitment to increase access for underrepresented groups to the Nation’s STEM enterprise.

The HSI Program supports standard and continuing grants that will:

  • Develop, implement, and test models for the retention of students advancing from lower-division courses to upper-division STEM coursework, including those transferring from a two-year to a four-year institution.
  • Create evidence-based and evidence-generating approaches that increase the graduation rates of students pursuing STEM associate or baccalaureate degrees at HSIs.
  • Enhance research that improves understanding of how to build faculty capacity and student opportunities to conduct STEM research or STEM educational research at HSIs through partnerships with other HSIs and
  • Organizations (e.g., federal laboratories, research centers, industrial or business organizations, non-profit entities, etc.).
  • Increase knowledge about evidence-based approaches to engaged student learning and how to broaden the participation of undergraduate students majoring in STEM disciplines at HSIs.

Eligibility as stated by sponsor

Keywords: Education, Graduate Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Questions about this limited submission opportunity

For CoSE PIs: Uschi Simonis, Assistant Dean for Research (CoSE),
All other units:  Michael Scott, AVP for Research, ORSP,


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