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Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE)

Status: Archived

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Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


The Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) solicitation is designed to promote the development of early career faculty who will become champions for diversity and broadening participation of underrepresented groups in engineering throughout their careers. BRIGE awards will enable early career faculty to integrate effective diversity and broadening participation strategies in their engineering research, education, and innovation activities.

Throughout this solicitation, the term underrepresented groups will refer to and include the following: women, persons with disabilities, and ethnic/racial groups that are in the minority in engineering, which include African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Pacific Islanders. Proposals from early career faculty who are members of underrepresented groups as well as from Minority Serving Institutions (including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Predominantly Black Institutions) are especially encouraged.

"WEBINAR:  A webinar will be held within 6 weeks of the release date of this solicitation to answer any questions about the solicitation.  Details will be posted on the Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504870&org=EEC&from=home  as they become available."

Program contacts

Lawrence S. Goldberg
lgoldber@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339
Ted A. Conway
tconway@nsf.gov (703) 292-7091
Juan E. Figueroa
jfiguero@nsf.gov (703) 292-7054
Mary Toney
mtoney@nsf.gov (703) 292-7008
Richard N. Smith
rnsmith@nsf.gov (703) 292-8071
Hsinchun Chen
hchen@nsf.gov (703) 292-8114

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