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U.S. Department of Energy: Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program

Deadline: February 15, 2019

The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) funds academic programs to develop the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) next-generation technical workforce. NNSA funds scientific academic programs to develop the next generation of highly trained technical workers able to support its core mission and to ensure there is a strong community of technical peers, external to the NNSA national laboratories, capable of providing peer review and scientific competition to strengthen the basic fields of research relevant to the NNSA.

MSIPP aligns investments in university capacity and workforce development with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)/NNSA mission areas to develop the needed skills and talent for DOE/NNSA’s enduring technical workforce at the laboratories and production plants, and to enhance research and education at under-represented colleges and universities. This alignment is defined by the following crucial success factors:

  1. Strengthen and expand Minority Serving Institution (MSI) STEM capacity and research experience in NNSA/DOE mission areas of interest
  2. Target collaborations between MSIs and NNSA/DOE laboratories and plants that increase scientist-to-scientist interactions, visible participation of MSI faculty in NNSA/DOE technical engagements and activities, and provide MSIs direct access to NNSA/DOE facilities relative to STEM
  3. Grow the number of minority students who graduate with STEM degrees
  4. Grow the number of minority graduates and post-doctoral students hired in to NNSA/DOE’s STEM workforce

NNSA MSIPP is designed to increase participation of minorities across the nation in STEM disciplines, developing individuals, building core competencies for DOE/NNSA, and improving institutional capacity in MSIs. MSIPP supports MSI efforts including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).

Amount: A total of $11,832,000 will be available to make approximately four awards ranging from $500,000-$1,000,000.

Eligibility: Private institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments; and public and state controlled institutions of higher education

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311323

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