Directorate for Education & Human Resources
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)
This program has been archived.
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is
effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent
with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit
Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR § 200). NSF anticipates release of
the PAPPG in the Fall of 2014. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date,
the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this
This program provides awards to enhance the quality of science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SMET) instructional and outreach programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities as a means to broaden participation in the Nation's SMET workforce. Support is available for the implementation of comprehensive institutional approaches to strengthen SMET teaching and learning in ways that improve access to, retention within and graduation from SMET programs. Proposed activities should be the result of a careful analysis of institutional needs, address institutional and NSF goals, and have the potential to result in significant and sustainable improvements in SMET program offerings. Typical project implementation strategies include curriculum enhancement; faculty professional development; undergraduate research; academic enrichment; infusion of technology to enhance SMET instruction; collaborations with research institutions and industry; and, other activities that meet institutional needs.