Science Education Grant Program for nontraditional college students

Posted by Howard Hughes Medical Institute on June 13, 2016

HHMI Issues RFP for Science Education Grant Program

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has issued a Request for Proposals for the second round of its Inclusive Excellence competition for science education grants.

The program aims to help institutions build their capacity to engage all students in science during their undergraduate years, especially those who come to college via non-traditional pathways. Through the initiative, HHMI will support colleges and universities that commit to measurably increasing their efforts to involve undergraduate students in science, resulting in expanded access to excellence for all students, especially those who belong to the “new majority” in American higher education. HHMI’s long-term aim is for successful strategies pioneered by the grantee institutions to serve as models to be adapted and adopted by other institutions.

In this second round of the competition, each grant will be $1 million over five years.

To be eligible, applicant schools must be one of the approximately 1,350 nonprofit four-year institutions identified by the 2015 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s Basic Classification. In addition, the school must offer four-year baccalaureate degrees in the natural sciences or a single baccalaureate degree that is inclusive of the natural sciences.

Letters of Intent must be received no later than July 12, 2016. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a pre-proposal by December 6, 2016. Following a second round of evaluation, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by October 2017.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the HHMI website.


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