Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (HBCU-RISE)

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Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (HBCU-RISE): The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program provides supportto enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions (MSI) through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research.MSIs of higher education denote institutions that have undergraduate enrollments of 50% or more (based on total student enrollment) of members of minority groups underrepresented among those holding advanced degrees in science and engineering fields: African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. CREST promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded presence of students historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.CREST Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PRF) awards provide research experience and training for early career scientists at active CREST Centers. HBCU-RISE awards specifically target HBCUs to support the expansion of institutional research capacity as well asthe production of doctoral students, especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM, at those institutions. The CREST programsupports the following types of projects: CREST Center awards provide multi-year support (typically 5-years) for eligible minority-serving institutionsthat demonstrate a strong research and education base, a compelling vision for research infrastructure improvement, and a comprehensive plan with the necessary elements to achieve and sustain national competitiveness in a clearly definedarea of national significance in science or engineering research. Successful Center proposalswill demonstrate a clear vision and synergy with the broad goals of the CREST Program and the Human Resource Development Division with respect to development of a diverse STEM workforce. CREST Centers are expected toprovide leadership in the involvement of groups traditionally underrepresented inSTEM at all levels (faculty, students, and postdoctoral researchers) within the Center. Centers are requiredto use either proven or innovative mechanisms to address issues such as recruitment, retention and mentorship of participants from underrepresented groups. CREST Partnership Supplements support the establishment or strengthening of partnerships and collaborations betweenactive CREST Centers and nationally or internationally recognized research centers including NSF-supported research centers, and private sector research laboratories, K-12 entities including museums and science centers or schools, as appropriate to enable the CREST Centers to advance knowledge and education on a research theme of national significance. CREST Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PRF) awards recognize beginning CREST Center investigators with significant potential and provide them with research experiences that broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and establish them in positions of leadership within the scientific community. Fellows conduct research on topics aligned with the research focus of the host CREST Center. The fellowships are also designed to provide active mentoring to the Fellows by the sponsoring CREST Center scientists who, in turn, will benefit from the incorporation of these talented scientists into their research groups. HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) awards support the development of research capability at Historically Black Colleges and Universities that offer doctoral degrees in science and engineering disciplines. Supported projects must have a unifying research focus in one of the research areas supported by NSF, a direct connection to the long-term plans of the host department(s), institutional strategic planand mission, and plans for expanding institutional research capacity as well as increasing the production of doctoral students, especially those underrepresented in STEM. SBIR/STTR Phase IIa Diversity Collaboration Supplements provide an opportunity for existing SBIR/STTR Phase II projects to initiate collaborations with minority-serving institutions that have active CREST Centeror HBCU-RISE awards. These supplemental proposals are administered by and co-funded with the NSF Directorate for Engineering Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (ENG/IIP).
Federal Grant Title: Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (HBCU-RISE)
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 18-509
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 47.041, 47.076
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: February 8th, 2018
Original Application Deadline: February 8th, 2018
Posted Date: October 31st, 2017
Creation Date: October 31st, 2017
Archive Date: January 5th, 2025
Total Program Funding: $19,300,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $5,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: October 31st, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
*Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span>Preliminary and invited full <span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif';">CREST Center</span> </span>proposals may be submitted by minority-serving institutions of higher education in the United States. This denotes institutions that have undergraduate enrollments of 50% or more (based on total student enrollment) of members of minority groups underrepresented among those holding advanced degrees in science and engineering fields: African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. Eligibility as a minority-serving institution may be determined by reference to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) of the US Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics (<a href="http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/">http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/</a>). Proposals are also invited from institutions of higher education that primarily serve populations of students with disabilities (<a href="http://www.nsf.gov/od/broadeningparticipation/nsf_frameworkforaction_0808.pdf">http://www.nsf.gov/od/broadeningparticipation/nsf_frameworkforaction_0808.pdf</a>). Support may be provided to partner institutions through subawards. <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 9pt;"></span> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt; line-height: normal;">CREST partnership supplement proposals are invited from current CREST Center awardees.<span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span></span></span> CREST Postdoctoral Research Fellowship proposals are invited from individuals from active CREST Centers (<a href="https://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/goodbye?http://www.crestweb.org/">www.crestweb.org</a>). Onlythree (3) individuals per active CREST Center can submit a CREST-PRF application. Individuals can only submit one proposal per year (maximum 2 proposals per individual). Each candidate must identify one or more CREST Center sponsoring scientist(s) and the host CREST Center institution in the proposal. CREST Center applicants are required to inform the CREST Center Director and/or PIs of their intent to submit a CREST-PRF proposal. CREST Centers should ensure that they do not endorse more than3 CREST-PRF proposals for each competition. CREST Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are awards to individuals, and applications are submitted directly by applicants to NSF. To be eligible to submit a proposal to the CREST-PRF Program, an individual must, as of the full proposal target date: <ul> <li>Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident;</li> <li>Have earned the doctoral degree, or expect to have earned the doctoral degree prior to the required start date of the fellowship;</li> <li>Show proof of CREST Center funding as a graduate student for at least one year;</li> <li>Not have worked for more than a total of 24 full-time-equivalent months in positions that require the doctoral degree;</li> <li>May not have previously been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator of an NSF award (other than a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship);</li> <li>Submit a project plan that falls within the purview of the NSF's CREST Center host institution&rsquo;s research priorities; and</li> <li>Not have submitted concurrently the same project to another NSF program.</li> </ul> The proposal must include the following: <ol> <li>A sponsoring CREST scienti
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