RFP – CREST & HBCU-RISE Letters of Intent and Proposals

The National Science Foundation has issued the new Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) solicitation.  A link to the document including deadlines for letters of intent and proposals and contact officials is below. 

Eligibility for the 4 categories of proposals solicited in the CREST and HBCU-RISE are:

  • Preliminary and invited full CREST Center 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 Hawaiian, and Native Pacific Islanders. Eligibility as a minority-serving institution will be determined by reference to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) of the US Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics (http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/). Proposals are also invited from institutions of higher education that primarily serve populations of students with disabilities (http://www.nsf.gov/od/broadeningparticipation/nsf_frameworkforaction_0808.pdf). Support may be provided to partner institutions through subawards.
  • HBCU-RISE proposals are invited from Historically Black Colleges and Universities that offer doctoral degrees in science (including social, behavioral, and economic science), technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.
  • SBIR /STTR diversity collaborative supplement proposals are invited from current SBIR/STTR Phase II grantees and their CREST Center or HBCU-RISE institution partners.
  • BPR in STEM Education proposals are invited from institutions meeting the organizational eligibility for CREST Center or HBCU-RISE proposals.
    Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)

Available Formats:
HTML: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14565/nsf14565.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click