Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Excellence in Research

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Funding Opportunity ID: 324304
Opportunity Number: 20-542
Opportunity Title: Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Excellence in Research
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): 47.041
47.049
47.050
47.070
47.074
47.075
47.076
47.079
47.083
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: *Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: – Proposals may only be submitted by accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that have faculty members who conduct research in science and/or engineering and/or STEM education. *Who May Serve as PI: The Principal Investigator for an Excellence in Research Project must be a full-time faculty member or researcherat the HBCU from which the proposal is submitted. <div> <div> <div id="_com_1"> </div> </div> </div>
Agency Code: NSF
Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Posted Date: Feb 08, 2020
Close Date: Oct 06, 2020
Last Updated Date: Feb 08, 2020
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $10,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Excellence in Research (HBCU-EiR) program was established in response to direction provided in the SenateCommerce and Justice, Science and Related AgenciesAppropriations Subcommittee Report (Senate Report 115-139), and is built on prior and continuing efforts by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to strengthen research capacity at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).This reportprovided guidance to NSF to establish the HBCU Excellence in Research program "to provide opportunities for both public and private HBCUs, particularly for those who have not been successful in larger NSF Research & Related Activities competitions, in order to stimulate sustainable improvement in their research and development capacity" (https://congress.gov/congressional-report/115th-congress/senate-report/139/1). EiR supports such capacity building by funding research projects aligned with NSF’s research programs. The program aims to establish stronger connections between researchers at HBCUs and NSF’s research programs.
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