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Department of Education

Applications for New Awards; Comprehensive Centers Program

The CC program supports the establishment of not less than 20 Comprehensive Centers to provide capacity-building services to State educational agencies (SEAs), regional educational agencies (REAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and schools that improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, and improve the quality of instruction. Regional Centers must provide high-quality intensive capacity-building services to State clients and recipients to identify, implement, and sustain effective evidence-based (as defined in this notice) programs, practices, and interventions that support improved educator and student outcomes.

Application: 5/24/2019

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program

NIFA requests applications for the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education Grants Program for fiscal year (FY) 2019 to promote and strengthen the ability of HSIs to carry out higher education programs that attract, retain, and graduate outstanding students capable of enhancing the nation’s food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences professional and scientific work force. Projects supported by this program: 1. Attract and support undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups in order to prepare them for careers related to the food, agriculture, natural resources and human (FANH) sciences in the United States; 2. Enhance the quality of postsecondary instruction within the above disciplines; 3. Provide opportunities and access to FANH careers in the public and private sector; and 4. Align the efforts of HSIs and other non-profit organizations to support academic development and career attainment of underrepresented groups. Limited Submission Applications are submitted through this Sharepoint site.

Internal: 4/8/2019

Proposal: 5/15/2019


Women and Minorities in STEM Fields

The purpose of this program is to support research, education/teaching, and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM. NIFA intends this program to address educational needs within broadly defined areas of food, agriculture, natural resources, and human (FANH) sciences. Applications recommended for funding must highlight and emphasize the development of a competent and qualified workforce in the FAHN sciences. WAMS-funded projects improve the economic health and viability of rural communities by developing research and extension initiatives that focus on new and emerging employment opportunities in STEM occupations. Projects that contribute to the economic viability of rural communities are also encouraged. Limited Submission Applications are submitted through this Sharepoint site.

Internal: 4/9/2019

Proposal: 5/21/2019

Maximizing Access to Research Careers (T34)

The goal of the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D). This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-based approaches to biomedical training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise. NIGMS expects that the proposed research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, mentoring, and career development elements to prepare trainees for the completion of research-focused higher degree programs in biomedical fields.

Application: 5/21/2019

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)