Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation

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Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation: <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program assists universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the numbers of students matriculating into and successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in order to diversify the STEM workforce. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming undergraduate STEM education through innovative, evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. </span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The LSAMP program provides funding to alliances that implement comprehensive, evidence-based, innovative, and sustained strategies that ultimately result in the graduation of well-prepared, highly-qualified students from underrepresented groups who pursue graduate studies or careers in STEM. </span>


<span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">There are four <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">alliance <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">award types:</span>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">In this solicitation, the acronym STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that includes biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields); physical sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science); mathematical sciences (including statistics and data science); computer and information sciences; geosciences (including earth and ocean sciences); engineering; and technology areas associated with the preceding disciplines (for example, biotechnology, chemical technology, nanotechnology, engineering technology, information technology).</span>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Important Notes on LSAMP Alliance Projects</span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The NSF LSAMP Program allows grantees to provide performance-based stipend support to undergraduate students. However, LSAMP is not a student financial aid scholarship program, and thus funds should NOT be used to award scholarships to students. </span>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The LSAMP Program does NOT make awards directly to individual students to undertake their education or research activities. Students are encouraged to contact the respective institutions to inquire about whether there are LSAMP programs (including Bridge to the Doctorate) on their campuses.</span>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">All students receiving stipends/fellowships must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.</span>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Institutional partners (including community colleges) in all LSAMP Alliances (including B2B) must be budgeted as sub-awardees unless designated as a lead institution in an alliance. Please contact a LSAMP Team member if your institution does not enter into subaward agreements.</span> 
Federal Grant Title: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 15-594
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 47.076
CFDA Descriptions: Education and Human Resources
Current Application Deadline: Nov 20, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Nov 20, 2015
Posted Date: Jul 30, 2015
Creation Date: Jul 30, 2015
Archive Date: Dec 4, 2016
Total Program Funding: $45,600,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $125,000
Expected Number of Awards: 38
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
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:
-Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic in

*Who May Serve as PI:
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0in 0in 10pt 0.5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The Principal Investigator (PI) for Alliances (including B2B) <span style="mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">should be the President, Chancellor, or Provost of the lead institution. </span>A full justification is needed for a PI designation in variance with this requirement. Co-principal investigators (Co-PIs) from partner institutions may be designated, as appropriate, for the project. At least one of the Co-PIs must have expertise in social science or education research for proposals from alliances funded more than 10 years.</span>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0in 0in 10pt 0.5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The Principal Investigator for a <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">Pre-Alliance Planning grant should be the key personnel that will be responsible for organizing and implementing the planning activities.</span>
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