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Purpose of Program:
The MSEIP is designed to effect long-range improvement in science and engineering education at predominantly minority institutions and to increase the flow of underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly minority women, into scientific and technological careers.Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 120A.Applications for grants under the MSEIP, CFDA Number 8 4. 120A, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at http://www.Grants.gov.
Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application.
You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us.
You may access the electronic grant application for the MSEIP at http://www.Grants.gov.
You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the CFDA number.
Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 8 4. 120, not 8 4. 120A).
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Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) CFDA Number 84.120A; Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2011Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants: The eligibility of an applicant is dependent on the type of MSEIP grant.
There are four types of MSEIP grants: Institutional projects, special projects, cooperative, and design.
Institutional project grants are grants that support the implementation of a comprehensive science improvement plan, which may include any combination of activities for improving the preparation of minority students for careers in science.
There are two types of special projects grants.
There are special projects grants for which minority institutions are eligible.
These special projects grants support activities that: (1) Improve quality training in science and engineering at minority institutions; or (2) enhance the minority institutions' general scientific research capabilities.
There are also special projects grants for which all applicants are eligible.
These special projects grants support activities that: (1) Provide a needed service to a group of eligible minority institutions; or (2) provide in-service training for project directors, scientists, and engineers from eligible minority institutions.
Cooperative project grants assist groups of nonprofit accredited colleges and universities to work together to conduct a science improvement program.
Design project grants assist minority institutions that do not have their own appropriate resources or personnel to plan and develop long-range science improvement programs.
We will not award design project grants in the FY 2011 competition.
For institutional project grants, eligible applicants are limited to: (1) Public and private nonprofit institutions of higher education that (A) Award baccalaureate degrees; and (B) are minority institutions; (2) public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education that (A) Award associate degrees; and (B) are minority institutions that (i) Have a curriculum that includes science or engineering subjects; and (ii) enter into a partnership with public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education that award baccalaureate degrees in science and engineering.
For special projects grants for which minority institutions are eligible, eligible applicants are described in paragraph A.
For special projects grants for which all applicants are eligible, eligible applicants include those described in paragraph A, and (1) Nonprofit science-oriented organizations, professional scientific societies, and institutions of higher education that award baccalaureate degrees that: (A) Provide a needed service to a group of minority institutions; or (B) provide in-service training to project directors, scientists, and engineers from minority institutions; or (2) a consortia of organizations, that provide needed services to one or more minority institutions, the membership of which may include (A) Institutions of higher education which have a curriculum in science or engineering; (B) institutions of higher education that have a graduate or professional program in science or engineering; (C) research laboratories of, or under contract with, the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense or the National Institutes of Health; (D) relevant offices of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology; (E) quasi-governmental entities that have a significant scientific or engineering mission; or (F)institutions of higher education that have State-sponsored centers for research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
For cooperative projects grants, eligible applicants are groups of nonprofit accredited colleges and universities whose primary fiscal agent is an eligible minority institution as defined in 34 CFR 637.4(b).
Note: As defined in 34 CFR 637.4(b), minority institution means an accredited college or university whoseFull Opportunity Web Address:Contact: Agency Email Description: Agency Email:
Bernadette.Hence@ed.gov Date Posted:
2011-08-03Application Due Date: