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Broadening Participation in STEM

Growing Research Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity (GRANTED)

GRANTED focuses on addressing systemic barriers within the nation’s research enterprise by improving research support and service capacity.

GRANTED is a whole-of-NSF approach that will transform NSF and the science and engineering community to develop the collective knowledge, skills, talents and desire to serve within the nation’s science and engineering enterprise.

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Overview

Principal investigators from emerging and developing research institutions — including R2, R3, and primarily undergraduate institutions and community colleges — often lack the support to help develop meritorious ideas, contact federal program staff, keep updated on federal funding priorities, and assist in the pragmatics of grant submission and award management. This puts talented PIs at these institutions at a disadvantage and prevents the nation from benefiting from numerous impactful scientific advances and the advancement of STEM talent. 

There are many individuals across the nation with specialized skills and knowledge to build grant-writing capacity at emerging research institutions. They are usually not principal investigators on grants. Instead, they are often staff — almost exclusively employed at the nation’s R1 institutions — with the know-how to help investigators develop competitive ideas and ensure that progress is made on funded projects. Empowering these individuals to play a role in building research capacity at emerging and developing research institutions will bridge gaps and broaden participation within existing networks of research service professionals across the nation.

Advice to the Community About Submitting Proposals to the GRANTED Program Description Funding Opportunity PD 23-221Y provides information to the community about developing a competitive proposal for submission to the Growing Research Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity program description funding opportunity

Current funding opportunities

NSF 23-221Y

Program Description Funding Opportunity

This GRANTED program description encourages bold ideas that can lead to national transformation of the research enterprise. While our previous Dear Colleague letter focused on convenings, we realize there are many ideas relevant to GRANTED and this program description is open for those ideas to be submitted. Conference, workshop and convening ideas are also welcome in response to this program description. We have set this program description to accept proposals at ANY TIME (i.e., no deadline). https://beta.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/growing-research-access-nationally-transformative-0

NSF 23-152

Dear Colleague Letter: Growing Post-Award Research Support and Service Infrastructure for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity

This GRANTED Dear Colleague Letter encourages proposals focused on post-award research administration and management. The GRANTED program description funding opportunity, however, remains open to all ideas that are GRANTED aligned. Post-award administration and management projects should be aligned with one or more of the three primary themes of GRANTED. Proposals that focus on enhancing access to post-award research support infrastructure at emerging research and minority-serving institutions and/or that include partnerships with national and regional professional societies are strongly encouraged. https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2023/nsf23152/nsf23152.jsp

 

 

Past funding opportunities

Through this DCL, NSF invites requests to fund conferences, symposia, and workshops (hereafter referred to as conferences) centered around one or more of the three primary themes of GRANTED: enhancing practices and processes within the research enterprise, strengthening the research enterprise workforce, and partnering with national and regional professional societies to translate effective practices into diverse institutional and organizational contexts. The proposed conferences should bring together a diverse array of stakeholders with the goal to convene, build, and energize communities to help shape future GRANTED funding opportunities and be better prepared to submit ambitious proposals in response to those calls. Proposals that focus on enhancing research support infrastructure at emerging research institutions are strongly encouraged.

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Events

GRANTED office hours

Heard about the new Growing Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity (GRANTED) Initiative and you want to learn more? Thinking of submitting a proposal to Program Description (NSF 23-221Y) or Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 23-152)? Then we invite you to GRANTED office hours, held every Wednesday from 3-4PM EDT to meet with the GRANTED team of Program Directors. If you need special accommodations to attend these meeting, please contact Dina Stroud in advance.

  • February 7, 2024 ~ 3:00 PM  to 4:00 PM (EST)
  • February 14, 2024 ~ 3:00 PM  to 4:00 PM (EST)
  • February 21, 2024 ~ 3:00 PM  to 4:00 PM (EST)
  • February 28, 2024 ~ 3:00 PM  to 4:00 PM (EST)

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Meeting ID: 161 594 3950
Passcode: 448174

GRANTED convenings 

Map showing the locations of the GRANTED covening awards

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Inaugural GRANTED awardees are implementing conferences, workshops, and convenings centered around one or more of the three GRANTED themes: 

  • Enhancing practices and processes within the research enterprise;
  • Developing and strengthening human capital within the research enterprise;
  • Translating effective practices related to the research enterprise into diverse institutional and organizational contexts through partnerships with professional societies and organizations.

Please visit the GRANTED Convenings web page for more information on how you can attend. 

Event videos and slides

GRANTED DCL 23-152 Informational Webinar
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Growing Research Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity (GRANTED) Team presented information about the NSF GRANTED Dear Colleague Letter 23-152 “Growing Post-Award Research Support and Service Infrastructure for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity,” which encourages proposals focused on building capacity in post-award regulatory, financial, administration, and workforce development.
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The Growing Research Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity (GRANTED) Program Description Webinar
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Growing Research Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity (GRANTED) Team presented information about NSF 23-221Y, the GRANTED program description funding opportunity. Information shared included a brief overview of the GRANTED program, details about where to find, and how to apply to, the opportunity, some GRANTED aligned ideas, a brief overview of the NSF merit criteria, and program contact information.
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GRANTED presentation resources


Growing Research Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity (GRANTED) DCL
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GRANTED investments

The NSF GRANTED program is pleased to share investment data on our investments page. Please click here to be taken to the GRANTED investments page. 

NSF GRANTED team

Alicia J. Knoedler
Title: Office Head
Organization: OIA
Email: aknoedle@nsf.gov
Phone: (703) 292-4717

 

Kimberly Palmiter Littlefield
Title: Program Director
Organization: OIA
Email: klittlef@nsf.gov
Phone: (703) 292-4632

 

Dina Stroud
Title: Program Director
Organization: OIA
Email: dstroud@nsf.gov
Phone: (703) 292-5015

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Vacancy
Interdisciplinary (GRANTED Program Director)
Office of Integrative Activities (OD/OIA)
Office of the Director (OD)
Posted August 8, 2023
Open until filled

GRANTED IPA Recruitment Webinar

NSF 101: GRANTED

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NSF 101 is an informational series for the science and engineering research community. NSF 101 answers commonly asked questions for applicants who might be new to applying for NSF funding opportunities and want to know more about how to communicate with NSF. NSF101 collaborates with program staff across the agency to provide clear, basic instructions to improve accessibility and demystify the NSF experience. An NSF 101 on the NSF GRANTED program can be viewed here

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Contact us

For further information concerning the NSF GRANTED program, please contact granted@nsf.gov.

For information about other NSF's Broadening Participation programs, please contact:

Dr. Alicia J. Knoedler
NSF Executive Liaison for Broadening Participation in STEM
U.S. National Science Foundation

Phone: 703-292-8040
Emailbroadpart@nsf.gov