Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation

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Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation: The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is an alliance-based program. The program's theory isbased on the Tinto model for student retention<sup>1</sup>.Theoverall goal of the program is to assist universities and collegesin diversifying the nation's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce by increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to populationshistorically underrepresented in these disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. The LSAMP program takes a comprehensive approach to student development and retention.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. TheLSAMP programalsosupports knowledge generation, knowledge utilization, program impactanddissemination typeactivities.The program seeks new learning and immediate diffusion of scholarly research into the field. Under this program, funding for STEM educational and broadeningparticipationresearch activities could include research to develop new models in STEM engagement, recruitment and retention practices for all critical pathways to STEM careers orresearch on interventions such as mentoring, successful learning practices and environments, STEM efficacy studies, and technology use. Overall, 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 minoritygroups who pursue graduate studies or careers in STEM. Project types under this program include: <p style="padding-left: 30px;">1. Alliances. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Alliances are consortia of multiple degree-granting institutions. Organizations from other sectors, including informal science organizations,may be participants. Projects focus on pre-college and undergraduate recruitment and retention activities. Types of LSAMP alliances are described as follows: <p style="padding-left: 60px;">a. STEM Pathways Implementation-Only Alliance projectsare mainly focused on a particular STEM pathway, e.g., entry into college, first two years, or preparation for entry into graduate studies. Additionally, the project may focus onactivities dedicated to diversifyinga particular STEM discipline, e.g., production of mathematicians. These projects aretargeted to newly-created alliances, reconstitutedalliancesor alliances that have receivedsupport by the program forless than 10 years. Projects are five years in duration. <p style="padding-left: 60px;">b. STEM Pathways and Research Alliancesare projects that focus on the full STEM pathway and provide direct support for undergraduate studentsbut also serve as a hub for the production of scholarly STEM research and evaluation to increase the knowledge-base and utilization in broadening participation. Both components must be addressed to be competitive for this project type. These are five-year projects. <p style="padding-left: 60px;">c. Bridge to the Baccalaureate (B2B) Alliancesinvolve associate degree producing institutionsfor whichthe lead institution must be a community college.These are three-year projects focused on activities that provide effective educational preparation of community college students from underrepresented minority populationsfor successful transfer to four-year institutions in STEM degree programs. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">2.Bridge to the Doctorate (BD)Activity:BD projects are two-year projects eligible only to existing alliancesfunded 10or moreconsecutive years.These projects are focused on providing post-baccalaureate fellowship support to a cohort of 12 LSAMP students for the first two years of their STEM graduate studies and providing the necessary academic and research skills that will enable them to successfully earn STEMdoctoral degrees and transition into the STEM workforce. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">3. Louis Stokes Regional Centers of Excellence in Broadening Participation (LSRCE). These centers can serve as regional outreach and knowledge-diffusion centers of excellence for alliance and non-alliance organizations. LSRCE's are projects that have wide latitude for design with a focus on technical assistance in the broadening participation arena, for example,and are focused onincreasing the knowledge base onbroadening participationtopics through research, evaluation and synthesis activities. Centers do notprovidedirect degree production interventionsor student supportactivities. Theprojects may be three or five years in duration depending on the scope of activities. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">4. Pre-Alliance Planning: Pre-Alliance planning projects undertake planning activities necessary to form new alliances. Recipients of pre-alliance planning grants must commit to submission of an alliance or center proposal following the planning period. Projects are up to 18 months in duration. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">5. Conferences and other supplemental funding opportunities aresupportedfor existing LSAMP alliances or LSAMP institutions. Examples include the NSF-Department of Energy collaboration to provide cutting-edge research experiences to students and faculty participants. These opportunities also may be announced under Dear Colleague Letters. Conference proposalsmay be submitted under NSF's general proposal guidelines as unsolicited proposals. ------------<br /><sup>1</sup>Clewell, B.C., Cosentino de Cohen, C. , Tsui, L. and Deterding, N. (2006). Revitalizing the Nation's Talent Pool in STEM. Urban Institute. Washington, D.C.
Federal Grant Title: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 17-579
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 47.076
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: November 17th, 2017
Original Application Deadline: November 17th, 2017
Posted Date: July 18th, 2017
Creation Date: July 18th, 2017
Archive Date: December 20th, 2020
Total Program Funding: $22,300,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $4,500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $125,000
Expected Number of Awards: 40
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: July 18th, 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: - The following may submit as lead and partner organization for all project types: <ul> <li>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 institutions.</li> </ul> The following may submitas lead or collaborating organization for the Lewis Stokes Regional Centers of Excellence in Broadening Participation project type: <ul> <li>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 institutions.</li> <li>Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.</li> <li>For-profit organizations: U.S. commercial organizations, especially small businesses with strong capabilities in scientific or engineering research or education.</li> </ul> *Who May Serve as PI: The Principal Investigator (PI) for Alliances (including Bridge to the Baccalaureate) should be the President, Chancellor, or Provost of the lead institution and member of the alliance governing board. A full justification is needed for a PI designationat variance with this requirement. Co-principal investigators (Co-PIs) from partner institutions may be designated for the project. For STEM Pathways and Research Alliancesone or more of the Co-PIsmust be asocial or datascientist, disciplinary/interdisciplinary education researcher or evaluator. <br /><br />The Principal Investigator forBridge to the Doctorate (BD)proposals should be the President, Chancellor, or Provost of theBD siteand member of the alliance governing board. Co-PIs may be members of the institution's graduate leadership team or STEM faculty. A full justification is needed for a PI /Co-PI designationat variance with this requirement. The Principal Investigator for Louis Stokes Regional Center of Excellence in Broadening Participation proposalsmust be a seniororganizational administrator.Project managers andSTEM faculty members may be among the PI/Co-PI team. The PI/Co-PI team must also include asocial or datascientist, disciplinary/interdisciplinary education researcher or evaluator. The Principal Investigator forPre-Alliance Planningproposals should be the key personnel that will be responsible for organizing and implementing the planning activities. Institutional leadership support must be demonstrated by the participating institutions.
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