Sponsor:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

Sponsor Program Solicitation: NSF 12-554
Funding Amount: AGEP-Transformation normal award size will be up to $1,750,000 for 42 months (approximately $500,000 per year including direct and indirect costs)
Duration: 42 Months


Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity

Closed - Submitting PI: None


Deadlines

NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 07/28/2012
Sponsor Deadline: 09/28/2012


Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

NU may serve as the lead on only one AGEP-Transformation proposal, however, may be a partner in multiple AGEP-Transformation projects. Each AGEP-Transformation alliance partner must simultaneously submit proposals as part of one collaborative proposal.  Institutions and organizations involved in AGEP-Transformation projects may also participate in AGEP-KAT and AGEP-BPR projects.

This opportunity is still open. If you are interested in submitting, please contact Horst Wittmann (-3836).

There are no limits on the number of proposals that can be submitted to AGEP-KAT and AGEP-BPR (NSF submission deadline: 30 October 2012).

There are no limits on the number of proposals that can be submitted to BPS-RN (NSF Submission Window: 12 January – 12 July 2012).


Funding Areas

AGEP is committed to the national goal of increasing the numbers of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (URMs), including URMs with disabilities entering and completing graduate education and postdoctoral training to levels representative of the available pool of URMs. Increased URM participation in advanced STEM education and training is critical for supporting the development of a diverse professional STEM workforce especially a diverse STEM faculty who serve as the intellectual, professional, personal, and organizational role models that shape the expectations of future scientists and engineers. To achieve this long term commitment, the AGEP program will support the development, implementation, study, and dissemination of innovative models and standards of graduate education and postdoctoral training that are designed to improve URM participation, preparation, and success.  AGEP projects must focus on URM U.S. citizens in STEM graduate education, and/or postdoctoral training, and their preparation for academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education. STEM professional development more broadly may be included in projects with a strong and compelling argument. AGEP is interested in proposals that include any or all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields supported by NSF including the social, behavioral and economic sciences, and multi-, cross-, or inter-disciplinary STEM fields.   AGEP intends to support the following types of projects

AGEP-Transformation – Strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop, implement, and study innovative evidence-based models and standards for STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM career preparation that eliminate or mitigate negative factors and promote positive practices for URMs.

AGEP-Knowledge Adoption and Translation (AGEP-KAT) – Projects to expand the adoption (or adaptation) of research findings and evidence-based strategies and practices related to the participation and success of URMs in STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education.

AGEP-Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education (AGEP-BPR) – Investigator initiated empirical research projects that seek to create and study new theory-driven models and innovations related to the participation and success of URMs in STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education.