Internal Deadline: October 22, 2021, 5pm PT
External Deadline: January 21, 2022
Award Type: Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 2 to 4
Anticipated Award Amount: $2,000,000
Who May Serve as PI: The Lead Principal Investigator (PI) must hold a faculty appointment at an eligible minority-serving college or university as defined in the “Eligible Institutions of Higher Education” section. Additional faculty from the lead institution may be listed as co-PIs. Funding for faculty from a second partnering MSI must be requested via subawards; separately submitted collaborative proposals will not be accepted. The director of one of the NSF-Chemistry centers, institutes, or facilities included in the “Eligible Partners” section must be listed as a non co-PI senior personnel. Their name does not appear on the Cover Sheet. Additional investigators from the partnering CHE-supported center, facility or institute may also be listed as non co-PI senior personnel and also do not appear on the Cover Sheet.
Link to Award: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21620/nsf21620.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 Partnerships for Research and Education in Chemistry (PREC) program aims to enable, build, and grow formal partnerships between minority-serving institutions and CHE-supported centers, institutes, and facilities through materializing the PREC pathway. The PREC pathway increases diversity through enhanced recruitment, retention, and degree attainment by members of groups that are historically excluded and under-served in chemistry. This pathway is established, expanded, and sustained through excellent research and education endeavors, that are enabled at MSIs and through collaborations that advance chemistry research goals. The PREC program activity is expected to enhance both the quantity and quality of chemistry research and education opportunities for students, both undergraduate and graduate level, postdoctoral associates, and faculty members at minority-serving institutions, and to demonstrably lead to increased diversity in chemistry research. These opportunities result from sustained, multi-investigator, collaborative research and education partnerships that define a framework wherein a supportive and stable PREC pathway for promoting inclusiveness in STEM is designed and built. In this context, the framework includes the partnership, the pathway (i.e. the recruitment/retention/degree attainment paradigm), as well as essential research and education elements that collectively propel the progression of the participants (undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty) along the pathway. Since MSIs are key institutions for Chemistry degree production of historically excluded and undeserved groups, PREC proposals support MSI faculty in research that engages them in their professional field(s), builds capacity for research at their home institution, supports the integration of research and undergraduate and/or graduate education, and further supports these efforts through collaborations with centers, institutes, and facilities. Additionally, the PREC activity may also contribute to and strengthen diversity efforts at partnering institutions (i.e. the CHE-supported centers, institutes, and facilities).
Track 1 and Track 2 proposals differ in scale, scope, and emphasis.
Budgetary Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.
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