Sponsor:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

Sponsor Program Solicitation: NSF 12-564, replaces NSF 11-543
Funding Amount: Estimated Number of Awards: 60 awards totaling $20M spread over FY12 and FY13. In FY12, up to 20 Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) grants, in FY13, 20 Alliance grants (this includes 5 B2B), up to15 Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) grants and up to 5 Broadening Participation Research (BPR) in STEM Education grants.

Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity



NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 08/05/2012
Sponsor Deadline: 10/05/2012

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

Only one Bridge to the Directorate proposal may be submitted from NU. There is no limit on the number of proposals to the Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education program.

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

FY12 LSAMP Deadline:

  • 28 August 2012 for Bridge to the Directorate (limited submission)

FY13  LSAMP Deadlines:

  • 19 October 2012 for Broadening Participation in STEM Education Research (unlimited submission)
  • 19 October 2012 for LSAMP Alliance Proposals (includes Bridge to the Baccalaureate) (unlimited submission)

Funding Areas

The LSAMP program assists universities and colleges in diversifying the STEM workforce through their efforts at significantly increasing the numbers of students successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming STEM education through innovative recruitment and retention strategies and experiences in support of groups historically under-represented in STEM discipline: African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiian s, and Native Pacific Islanders. The knowledge generation portfolio of LSAMP supported activities contributes to the body of literature on successful practices in student recruitment, retention, persistence, and attainment of STEM undergraduate and graduate degrees, especially for the previously mentioned populations underrepresented in STEM disciplines.  The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program provides funding for:

–           Alliances (New, Mid-Level, Senior-Level, B2B)

–           Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity

–           Broadening Participation Research (BPR) in STEM Education