Internal Competition – Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program)

Admin Announcements

The grant opportunity NSF 18-524 titled: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions, has become available. An institution may only submit one Track 1 or Track 2 proposal, and one Resource Hub proposal.

1. Track 1: Building Capacity

There are three priority areas within this track: Critical Transitions, Innovative Cross-Sector Partnerships, and Research on Broadening Participation in STEM. Proposals should focus on one or more of the priority areas as appropriate to their institutions’ goals, capabilities and resources.

2. Track 2: HSIs New to NSF – UPRM is not eligible for an award in this track

3. Resource Hub

The Resource Hub will have a major role in supporting HSIs that have received little or no prior NSF support. The Resource Hub is also expected to facilitate development of partnerships that encourage the sharing of resources and facilities among HSIs and other institutions. The Resource Hub’s efforts are expected to enhance the capability of student, faculty, and administrative leaders to take advantage of opportunities and develop solutions that improve the quality of undergraduate STEM education at their institutions. NSF expects the Resource Hub to demonstrate leadership and to coordinate community action towards improving undergraduate STEM education with special attention given to the involvement of HSIs with little or no previous experience with NSF programs, in particular, institutions eligible to submit Track 2 proposals.
If you are interested, PLEASE read the full text of the RFP available at:

If you are interested in submitting an application for this grant opportunity, you must complete the statement of intent form available at by Monday, January 8, 2018, at 12:00 noon.  If you do not complete the form, you will not be able to participate in the internal competition.

Once we know whether the proposal limit for this opportunity is exceeded or not, we will inform interested investigators whether it will be necessary to submit the pre-proposal document on January 22, 2017 by 12:00 noon for internal review.

Full Proposal Deadline for Agency:  March 06, 2018