Minority Institution Sciences Improvement Program

The purpose of this award program is to enhance a minority institution's capacity for developing and maintaining a quality science program and to increase the flow of underrepresented ethnic minorities in science and engineering.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education

The program funds are generally used to implement design projects, institutional projects, and cooperative projects. The program also supports special projects designed to provide or improve support to accredited nonprofit colleges, universities, and professional scientific organizations for a broad range of activities that address specific barriers that eliminate or reduce the entry of minorities into science and technology fields.
Eligible institutions are: public and private nonprofit, predominately minority institutions; professional and scientific societies; and nonprofit accredited colleges and universities which provide in-service training to project directors, scientists, and engineers from eligible institutions. Additionally, eligible applicants include two-year public or private non-profit IHEs that award associate degrees and are minority institutions that have curricula that include science and engineering subjects and enter into a partnership with a four-year minority IHE. A minority institution is defined in the regulations at 34 CFR 637.4(b). This program does not support scholarships for students.
How to Apply
Apply online at http://www.ed.gov/programs/iduesmsi/applicant.html or contact Dr. Bernadette Hence, U.S. Department of Education, Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program,
1990 K Street, N.W., 6th Floor, Room 6071, Washington, DC 20006-8517, Telephone: (202) 219-7038 or (202) 502-7777, Fax: (202) 502-7861, E-mail: ope.mseip@ed.gov