|Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI): Sustaining Excellence: New Awards for Science Education to Research Universities 2014 Competition [PDF]|
OSP for Review/Endorsement: 09/26/13 by 8:30 a.m.
Full Proposal: 10/01/13 – 2 p.m. Eastern
|Funding Agency Deadline||
UT Intent to Submit A Proposal: 06/04/13 by 2 p.m. Eastern
(OSP will submit intent)
|Funding or Award Criteria||
Program Description: Through this competition, we [HHMI] expect to make up to 35 grants, with each award being up to $2.5 million over five years. The program announcement and the list of the invited 203 research universities can be found at http://www.hhmi.org/grants/pdf/2014-hhmi-universities.pdf. Each invited institution may submit one proposal.
The approach of HHMI is to invest in people. Our Investigators program enables scientists to creatively pursue challenging questions, and our Science Education programs encourage the development of students who will become scientists, science educators, and members of a scientifically-literate public. Since 1988, HHMI has awarded more than $870 million in grants to 274 public and private colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico. Schools have used these grants to provide important opportunities for their undergraduate students. These grants are distinctive because they are designed to represent the commitment of the institution, not an individual faculty member, and because they encourage institutions to achieve educational objectives through combinations of strategies. Information about the HHMI science education programs at colleges and universities may be found at http://www.hhmi.org/grants.
Much of the responsibility for sustaining our nation's scientific excellence resides in our research universities, which are home to some of the world's best scientists and recruit the nation's most talented students whose backgrounds reflect the dynamic demographics of the country. The 2014 competition,"Sustaining Excellence," will encourage research universities to develop effective strategies that lead to significant and sustained improvement in the persistence in science by all students, including those students who belong to groups underrepresented in science. Successful proposals will effectively present the rationale for each of the proposed activities so that it is clear how the activity will contribute to 'the objective of student persistence at the institution. We seek bold ideas grounded in evidence-based strategies.
Please see the solicitation for complete information.
|Number of Nominees Allowed||One (1) proposal|
|Required Internal Review Documents||
Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013:
Your College may submit one (1) nomination for consideration. NOTE: If more than one nomination is submitted, all nominations will be returned without review.
**Note to Potential Applicants**
Internal review documents do not reflect the application requirements set forth by the sponsor. Please review solicitation carefully.
|Nominee(s) Selected to Advance||Dr. Sarah L. Simmons, College of Natural Sciences|