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Division of Undergraduate Education


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


Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI Program) Information

HSI Webinar for PIs

Thursday, June 27, 2019

3:00 pm  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr

Register: https://nsf2.webex.com/nsf2/j.php?RGID=r5ba26f88bb3823a75b6faa8e6226f352 

After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

3:00 pm  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr

Register: https://nsf2.webex.com/nsf2/j.php?RGID=rda9b52c82f9906d353f86fd24662c18f 

After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

3:00 pm  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr

Register: https://nsf2.webex.com/nsf2/j.php?RGID=refb7adc02bfbfcbcf54c95279f24594d

After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.

HSI Webinar for SROs

Thursday, September 5, 2019

3:00 pm  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr

Register: https://nsf2.webex.com/nsf2/j.php?RGID=rab8def816b00d50c4aa1b29425bf35a1

Previous Webinars

The HSI Program hosted a technical assistance webinar for Principal Investigators on December 17, 2108 and February 5, 2019, in support of solicitation NSF 19-540. The webinar slides may be viewed here

The HSI Program, along with the Division of Grants and Agreements, hosted a webinar for Authorized Organizational Representatives (i.e., those responsible for submitting proposals to the HSI Program) on February 12, 2019. The webinar slides may be viewed here.

Potential Reviewers
Persons interested in serving on panels to review proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation's Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) may submit their information through this survey.

The HSI Program FAQs may be found here.

The HSI Program Certification Form is available here.


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Minerva  Cordero mcordero@nsf.gov (703) 292-7377   
Talitha  Washington twashing@nsf.gov (703) 292-4640   


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  19-540

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date

    September 16, 2020

    Third Wednesday in September, Annually Thereafter


SYNOPSIS

The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) seeks to enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education at HSIs and to increase retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at HSIs. In addition, the HSI Program seeks to build capacity in undergraduate STEM education at HSIs that typically do not receive high levels of NSF grant funding. The National Science Foundation (NSF) established the 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 is aligned with NSF’s commitment to increase access for underrepresented groups to the Nation’s STEM enterprise.

In designing the HSI Program, NSF sought community input by several mechanisms (https://nsf.gov/ehr/HSIProgramPlan.jsp) and has continued to gather community input to inform future components of, or modifications to, the HSI Program.

To be eligible for HSI Program funding, the institution serving as the awardee organization must, at the time of application, be accredited, offer undergraduate educational programs in STEM, and satisfy the definition of an HSI as specified in section 502 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101a). Institutions should review the legislation before certifying their eligibility for this program (http://legcounsel.house.gov/Comps/HEA65_CMD.pdf).

The HSI Program will accept proposals in two tracks:

  1. Track 1: Building Capacity funds projects up to $2,500,000 for up to 5 years and is open to all eligible institutions. This track has three priority areas: Critical Transitions; Innovative Cross-Sector Partnerships; and Teaching and Learning in STEM.
  2. Track 2: HSIs New to NSF funds projects up to $300,000 for up to 3 years and is open only to eligible institutions that have never received NSF funding, or that have not received NSF funding in the five years preceding the proposal deadline.


RELATED URLS

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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