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NSF Broadening Participation Portfolio

Background

NSF has taken a variety of approaches to broaden participation across its many
programs. While broadening participation is included in the NSF review criteria,
some program announcements and solicitations go beyond the standard criteria.
They range from encouraging language to specific requirements. Investments
range from capacity building, research centers, partnerships, and alliances to the
use of co-funding or supplements to existing awards in the core research
programs.

The portfolio represented below is divided into three categories: (1) programs that are primarily focused on broadening participation, (2) programs that have broadening participation as one of several emphases, and (3) Dear Colleague Letters expressing interest in specific aspects of broadening participation.

Broadening Participation Portfolio
Program Name
Publication No.
Directorate
Division
Broadening Participation Focused Programs
1
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers 12-584 All All
2
Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate 12-554 EHR, MPS HRD
3
Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering 2012 11-576 ENG CBET, CMMI, ECCS, EEC, IIP
4
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) 12-533 EHR HRD
5
EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Inter-Campus and Intra-Campus Cyber Connectivity 10-598 All All
6
Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research: Workshop Opportunities (EPS-WO) 12-588 All All
7
General & Age-Related Disabilities Engineering (GARDE) ENG CBET
8
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program 12-519 EHR HRD
9
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) 12-564 EHR HRD
10
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics 12-529 EHR DUE
11
Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG) 10-599 GEO AGS, EAR, OCE
12
Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials 11-562 MPS DMR
13
Partnerships in Astronomy & Astrophysics Research and Education 08-562 MPS AST
14
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology 12-497 BIO
15
Research in Disabilities Education 12-542 EHR DRL, HRD
16
Research on Gender in Science and Engineering 10-516 EHR HRD
17
SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 12-591 SBE SMA
Broadening Participation Emphasis Programs
1
Advancing Informal STEM Learning 12-560 EHR DRL
2
American Competitiveness in Chemistry-Fellowship 10-535 MPS CHE
3
Centers for Chemical Innovation 12-572 MPS CHE
4
Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence 10-527 GEO OCE
5
Computing Education for the 21st Century 12-609 CISE, EHR, OCI CCF, CNS, IIS
6
EMERGING FRONTIERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION 2012 11-571 BIO, ENG, MPS MCB, EFRI, DMR, DMS
7
Engineering Research Centers 11-537 ENG EEC
8
Graduate Research Fellowship Program 12-599 All All
9
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers 12-597 EHR DRL
10
Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program 11-533 All All
11
Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program-CIF21 Track 12-555 BIO, CISE, EHR, ENG, GEO, MPS, OCI, OIA, OISE, OPP, SBE DGE
12
International Research Experiences for Students 12-551 All All
13
Major Research Instrumentation Program: 11-503 All All
14
Materials Research Centers and Teams 10-568 MPS DMR
15
Math and Science Partnership 12-518 EHR DUE
16
Mentoring Through Critical Transition Points in the Mathematical Sciences 11-542 MPS DMS
17
Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 11-586 GEO OCE
18
Ocean Sciences Research Initiation Grants 11-578 GEO OCE
19
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research 09-612 OPP ANT, ARC
20
Research Experiences for Undergraduates 12-569 All All
21
Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences 11-540 MPS DMS
22
Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships 11-522 All All
23
Science of Learning Centers 07-7278 All All
Dear Colleague Letters
1
Research Assistantships for High School Students (RAHSS) - SBIR/STTR Phase II Supplements
DCL 06-003 ENG IIP
2
Research Assistantships for High School Students
(RAHSS) - BIO supplements
DCL 06-027 BIO All
3
SBIR/STTR Supplemental Funding for Community College Research Teams DCL 08-029 ENG, EHR IIP, HRD, DUE
4
Supplemental Opportunity for SBIR/STTR Mentoring DCL 09-004 ENG IIP
5
Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance Program  (BPC-A) N/A CISE CNS
6
MPS Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate - Graduate Research Supplements DCL 12-021 MPS AST, CHE, DMR, DMS, PHY
7
Stimulating Research Related to the Science of Broadening Participation DCL 12-037 SBE BCS, SES
8
Prepare, Engage, and Motivate a Diverse STEM Workforce DCL 12-034 EHR HRD
9
Balancing the Scale: NSF's Career-Life Balance (CLB) Initiative N/A All All
10
Career-Life Balance (CLB) Initiative DCL 12-065 All All
11
Supplemental Opportunity for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer for CREST/HBCU-RISE Collaborations DCL 12-069 ENG, EHR IIP, HRD
12
Research Experiences for Veterans/Teachers DCL 12-073 ENG All
13
Engineering Research Experiences for Veterans DCL 12-074 ENG CMMI, CBET, ECCS
14
Research Experience for Teachers (RET): Funding Opportunity in the Biological Sciences DCL 12-075 BIO All
15
Research Assistantships for High School Students (RAHSS): Funding to Broaden Participation in the Biological Sciences DCL 12-078 BIO All
16
Announcement of Efforts to Increase Hispanic Participation in STEM Fields DCL 12-081 BIO, CISE, EHR, ENG All
17 Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Program  DCL 12-088 MPS DMR

Inquiries

For further information concerning NSF's Broadening Participation programs, please contact:

Dr. Wanda E. Ward
National Science Foundation
Phone: 703-292-8003
E-mail: broadpart@engelcosmetology.kiev.ua

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