Slots: Two slots total: applicants for SPIO, SPRA, or B2B will be competing for one slot, and applicants for BD will be competing for another one.
Alliances: Only one proposal may be submitted by an eligible (lead) institution. Alliances may hold only one active alliance award at a time. Institutions partnering in an alliance may not be a formal partner in more than one alliance at the same time. Formal partners are IHEs participating in an alliance that report enrollment and degree data and receive funding from the project. This eligibility applies to proposals for STEM Pathways Implementation-Only Alliances, Bridge to the Baccalaureate Alliances and Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliances.
Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity Projects: One proposal for BD support may be submitted by an eligible alliance institution. An institution may have only one active BD award. New proposals for additional cohorts may be submitted once the current award has expired.
Internal Deadline: Friday, September 23, 2022
Alliances: STEM Pathways Implementation-Only (SPIO), STEM Pathways and Research (SPRA), and Bridge to the Baccalaureate (B2B): November 18, 2022
Bridges to the Doctorate (BD) : November 4, 2022
Recurring Deadlines: Third Friday in November: SPIO, SPRA, and B2B. First Friday in November for BD.
Award Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 13
Anticipated Award Amount: $10,000,000
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. The alliance governing board is a body of upper-level administrators from each partner institution that oversees the alliance. A full justification is needed for a PI designation at variance with this requirement. Co-principal investigators (Co-PIs) from partner institutions may be designated for the project.
For STEM Pathways and Research Alliances one or more of the Co-PIs must be a social or data scientist, disciplinary/interdisciplinary education researcher or evaluator.
The Principal Investigator for Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) proposals should be the President, Chancellor, or Provost of the BD site and member of the alliance governing board. The alliance governing board is a body of upper-level administrators from each partner institution that oversees the alliance. 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 designation at variance with this requirement. One Co-PI must be the alliance director if the selected BD site is different from the lead institution.
Link to Award: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20590/nsf20590.htm
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://orif.usc.edu/oor-portal/.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program invests in the nation’s colleges and universities to aid student success, directly or indirectly, at all STEM pathways, thereby creating a new generation of STEM discoverers for the STEM enterprise nationally and internationally.
The overall goal of the LSAMP program is to help diversify the nation’s STEM workforce by funding institutions of higher education to implement comprehensive, evidence-based, and sustained approaches to broadening the participation of students historically underrepresented in STEM (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders) primarily at the undergraduate (including community college) and post-baccalaureate levels. These approaches facilitate the successful production of highly capable and diverse STEM talent.
The program continues to support the production of scholarly research and dissemination activities on STEM broadening participation. For example, the program provides wide latitude for SPRA alliance projects to design educational research activities that provide new scholarly research, including evaluation research, for culturally-relevant approaches to student success at critical pathways.
See full link for more details on program types.
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