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Model Institutions for Excellence - Phase III (MIE-III)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

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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 Model Institutes for Excellence program is a three-phase program. In the first two phases NSF funded four institutions to develop and refine models for increasing graduates from underrepresented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The third phase is to provide funding for the institutionalization of these models. This competition is restricted to the NSF-funded MIE institutions Metropolitana Universidad, Oglala Lakota College, University of Texas at El Paso, and Xavier University in New Orleans. Proposals for the third phase are limited to three years and a total of $2.5 million/institution. Proposals should discuss:

  • A description of the model and the metrics used to assess its success.         
  • A description of the success of the model in producing STEM graduates         
  • An explanation of how the model will be institutionalized that clearly describes how NSF funds will be replaced         
  • A description of how the model can be sustained. Evidence for sustainability could be partnerships with programs at the institution with similar goals or alignment with long-term strategic investments. 

Program contacts

Cynthia R. Douglas
Mangement Operations Assistant
cdouglas@nsf.gov (703) 292-5175 EDU/EES
David L. Temple
Program Director
dtemple@nsf.gov (703) 292-4674

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