How HBCUs Can Get Federal Sponsorship

A new series out of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) is designed to expand federal support of HBCU research, programs, and outreach through competitive grants and contracts. Check out the following entries:

Funding Opportunity Announcement–College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Initiative

The Office on Women’s Health announces the College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Initiative, awarding up to 10 cooperative agreements totaling $2 million for a 3-year period.  Applications should focus on implementing policies and practices at post-secondary schools (colleges, universities, technical schools, community college, and trade schools) to prevent sexual assault on their campuses.   For more information, please visit

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. Emerging Leaders: US-China Study Delegation

This study abroad program aims to promote African Americans’ interest in career and study options involving US-China relations, thereby expanding opportunities for African Americans in an era of increasing globalization.This program is for students majoring in STEM and Business disciplines and covers travel, housing, and meals while traveling to China.

Deadline: March 1, 2016
Program Dates: June 2-22, 2016
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DOE-EM Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program Internships

Deadline: February 28, 2016

The MSIPP Internships is a new program to promote the education and development of the next generation workforce in critical science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) for full time students currently enrolled at an accredited Minority Serving Institution (MSI). Learn more.

The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) announces 2016 Grant Competitions & Seeking Peer Reviewers!

Office of Higher Education Programs (HEP)

HEP facilitates grant programs that promote and expand access to postsecondary education, increase college completion rates for U.S. students and strengthen the capacity of colleges and universities.

Office of International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE)

IFLE facilitates grant programs that help broaden global competencies that can help drive the economic success and competitiveness of our Nation.

Seeking Peer Reviewers!

Looking for professional development experience in 2016 or interested in learning more about the Department of Education’s OPE and its programs?  OPE seeks to create a pool of specialists to serve as “peer reviewers” to read and evaluate its grant competitions!  Participation requires up to two weeks with modest compensation. Learn more. 

STEM+Computing Partnerships (STEM+C)

The STEM+Computing Partnerships program seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and computing by K-12 students and teachers through research on, and development of, courses, curriculum, course materials, pedagogies, instructional strategies, models, or pedagogical environments that innovatively integrate computing into one or more other STEM disciplines, or integrate STEM content into the teaching and learning of computing. In addition, STEM+C seeks to build capacity in K-12 computing education with foundational research and focused teacher preparation. Learn more.

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time):
March 28, 2016
March 14, 2017
Second Tuesday in March, Annually Thereafter