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Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Excellence in Research (HBCU - EiR)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 23-598 for the latest version.

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.

Supports research at public and private historically Black colleges and universities to stimulate sustainable improvement in their research and development capacity.


The Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Excellence in Research (HBCU-EiR) program was established in response to direction provided in the Senate Commerce and Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Report (Senate Report 115-139), and is built on prior and continuing efforts by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to strengthen research capacity at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This report provided guidance to NSF to establish the HBCU Excellence in Research program "to provide opportunities for both public and private HBCUs, particularly for those who have not been successful in larger NSF Research & Related Activities competitions, in order to stimulate sustainable improvement in their research and development capacity" (https://congress.gov/congressional-report/115th-congress/senate-report/139/1). EiR supports such capacity building by funding research projects aligned with NSF’s research programs. The program aims to establish stronger connections between researchers at HBCUs and NSF’s research programs.

Program contacts

Dina Stroud
dstroud@nsf.gov (703) 292-5015 OD/OIA
Casonya M. Johnson
casjohns@nsf.gov (703) 292-2658 OD/OIA
Anna K. Allen
akallen@nsf.gov (703) 292-8011 BIO/IOS
Subrata Acharya
acharyas@nsf.gov (703) 292-2451 CISE/CNS
Christine S. Grant
cgrant@nsf.gov (703) 292-7107 ENG/EEC
Brandon Jones
mbjones@nsf.gov (703) 292-4713 OD/OIA
Kathleen McCloud
kmccloud@nsf.gov (703) 292-8236 MPS/PHY
Carleitta L. Paige-Anderson
cpaigean@nsf.gov (703) 292-2816 EDU/EES
Enrique Pumar
epumar@nsf.gov (703) 292-5188 SBE/OAD
Nina Maung-Gaona
nmaungga@nsf.gov (703) 292-4697 TIP/ITE

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