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Minorities and Minority-Serving Institutions

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program
Year Begun: FY 1991 Number of Awards: 32
Target Audience: undergraduates, faculty, research and industry

LSAMP develops comprehensive strategies to strengthen the preparation and production of underrepresented minority students completing baccalaureate degrees in STEM. The long-term goal is to increase the production of minority Ph.D.s with an emphasis on the professoriate. LSAMP awardees demonstrate strong partnerships among academic institutions, government agencies and laboratories, industry, and professional organizations.

Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST)
Year Begun: FY 1987 Number of Awards: 16
Target Audience: undergraduates, faculty, researchers

CREST makes resources available to upgrade the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions. The Centers promote the production of new knowledge, increase the research productivity of individual faculty, and expand a diverse student presence in all STEM disciplines.

Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
Year Begun: FY 1998 Number of Awards: 20
Target Audience: graduate students, faculty

AGEP seeks to increase significantly the number of Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaskan Native students pursuing advanced study, receiving doctoral degrees in science, mathematics, and engineering, and the number of minorities who will enter the professoriate as role models and mentors.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)
Year Begun: FY 1998 Number of Awards: 30
Target Audience: undergraduates, educators, researchers

HBCU-UP seeks to enhance the quality of undergraduate education at HBCUs as a means to broaden participation of underrepresented minorities in the Nation’s STEM workforce. Typical mechanisms include course and curriculum reform, faculty development, supervised research, and other active-learning experiences for STEM undergraduates.

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)
Year Begun: FY 2000 Number of Awards: 17
Target Audience: Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaskan Native-serving institutions and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions

TCUP awards support comprehensive institutional approaches to strengthen teaching, learning, and community outreach in ways that improve access to, retention within, and graduation from STEM programs. Particular emphasis is placed on the leveraged use of information technologies.


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