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Funding Opportunity Number:
Jan 27, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Mar 29, 2012
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Mar 29, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
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Scientific Leadership Awards
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Proposals may be submitted by only accredited academic HBCU, HSI, or TCU institutions in the U.S., its territories or possessions, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, that award bachelor degrees in science (including social science), technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) fields. Most accredited U.S. postsecondary institutions that meet the statutory criteria for these categories are listed at: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/edlite-minorityinst.htm. DHS is only accepting and funding one application per eligible institution.
Office of Procurement Operations - Grants Division
The DHS Scientific Leadership Awards (SLA) program is one of several administered by the Office of University Programs intended to help achieve the goals of S&T. The SLA program will help develop enduring educational and research capabilities within the MSI communities. Critical elements of a successful SLA program will include the following: 1)Coordinated teaching and DHS relevant research projects or initiatives with significant involvement of an early career faculty2)Establishment of collaborative relationships with the DHS research COEs, DHS / DOE and other federal labs 3)HS-STEM curriculum development and course content4)Financial support for undergraduate students in the form of scholarships and other direct student support5)Student internships and other experiential learning opportunities6)Best practices for successful student mentoring and career guidance7)Processes with the potential for highly successful transition of supported students to HS-STEM related careers, or admission to graduate school8)Student tracking and reporting methodologyThe proposal must contain a subproject that allows collaboration or faculty exchange between the early career faculty and a researcher at one of the COE Research lead universities, a DHS / DOE or other related federal laboratory.
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