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Graduate Research Supplements to Current ENG Awards to Broaden Participation

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived.

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 establishment of Graduate Research Supplements (GRS) reflects the continuing effort by ENG to promote increased participation of new Ph.D. students in all fields of engineering research with particular emphasis on individuals from underrepresented groups.  The long-term goal of GRS is to increase the number of persons from underrepresented groups in advanced academic and professional careers.  According to the NSF 2003 Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR), among teaching faculty in engineering, there are 10.3 percent women, 3.9 percent African American, 3.3 percent Hispanic, 0.4 percent American Indian/Alaskan Native and 7.1 percent persons with disabilities. With such exceedingly low levels of faculty from underrepresented groups, ENG recognizes that these underrepresented groups represent a significant untapped technical resource for the nation.

Program contacts

Omnia El-Hakim
oelhakim@nsf.gov (703) 292-2149
Larry Goldberg
lgoldber@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339
Deborah J. Jackson
djackson@nsf.gov (703) 292-7499 ENG/EEC
Marshall M. Lih
mlih@nsf.gov (703) 292-4608
Mary Toney
mtoney@nsf.gov (703) 292-7008
Juan E. Figueroa
jfiguero@nsf.gov (703) 292-7054