DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)

Under the authority of 10 U.S.C.

§ 2362 and pending the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, the Department of Defense (DoD) announces the research and education program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI).

The program


is executed under policy and guidance of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E)) and is administered by ARO, ONR, and AFOSR, hereafter called “the Agencies.” This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to (a) enhance research programs and capabilities in scientific and engineering disciplines critical to the national security functions of DoD; (b) enhance the capacity of HBCU/MI to participate in DoD research programs and activities; and (c) increase the number of graduates, including underrepresented minorities, in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) important to the defense mission.

Agency: Department of Defense

Office: Dept of the Army -- Materiel Command

Estimated Funding: Not Available

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
As provided in 10 U.S.C.

§ 2362, eligibility for this competition is open only to “covered educational institutions,” which are defined as: a.

institutions of higher education eligible for assistance under Title III or V of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C.

1051 et seq.); or b.

accredited post-secondary minority institutions.

Enrollments, accreditation, and other factors may affect an institution’s eligibility in any given year.

Except for HBCUs and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), to meet the eligibility criterion under paragraph 1.a.

above, an institution must apply to the Department of Education (DoEd) each year for Title III or Title V eligibility.

A copy of the DoEd letter dated November 2016 or later certifying eligibility for Title III or Title V assistance must be included with each application submitted under this FOA.

The eligibility letter will not be included in the page limit (see Section D.2.

of this FOA).

If a current eligibility letter is not submitted with the application, the applicant will be deemed ineligible and the application will not be reviewed.

Please note that recruitment and selection procedures for students affected by an award under this solicitation must comply with Section 2000d of Title 42, United States Code, which provides: No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

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