ARL Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)/Minority-Serving Institutions (MI) Undergraduate Student Design Competition

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Funding Opportunity ID:309024
Opportunity Number:W911NF18S0012
Opportunity Title:ARL Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)/Minority-Serving Institutions (MI) Undergraduate Student Design Competition
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):12.431
Eligible Applicants:Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:As provided in 10 U.S.C. § 2362, eligibility for this competition is open only to “covered educational institutions,” which are defined as: a. institutions of higher education eligible for assistance under Title III or V of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.); or b. accredited post-secondary minority institutions. Eligible applicants include community colleges or other 2-year degree granting institutions meeting the definition of a “covered educational institution.”
Agency Code:DOD-AMC
Agency Name:Department of Defense
Dept of the Army — Materiel Command
Posted Date:Sep 17, 2018
Close Date:Nov 19, 2018
Last Updated Date:Sep 17, 2018
Award Ceiling:$8,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$80,000
Expected Number of Awards:10
Description: This funding opportunity announcement is in support of the ARL HBCU/MI Student Design Competition. This announcement allows for travel support, materials and prizes to be provided to HBCU/MI undergraduate student teams in order to participate in a research design competition in topic areas of Army interest. The grants awarded to the HBCU/MI institutions of higher education under 10 U.S.C. § 2362 will provide travel support and other material costs required for the design competition. All prizes will be provided separately under 10 U.S.C. § 2374a, the prize authority for the Secretary of Defense and will not be a part of the grant. The goals of the ARL HBCU/MI Undergraduate Student Design Competition are to: Introduce HBCU/MI students to Army research and technical challenges and increase student interest in Army science and engineering; Engage HBCU/MI students with the Army’s technical and operational communities; Implement ARL’s HBCU/MI engagement strategy; and, Stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship.
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