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The FY 2023 MSEIP Competition:
March 30, 2023 – May 30, 2023

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Program Office: Institutional Service

CFDA Number: 84.120A
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: MSEIP

Program Description

This program assists predominantly minority institutions in effecting long-range improvement in science and engineering education programs and increasing the flow of underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly minority women, into science and engineering careers.

Types of Projects

The program funds are generally used to implement institutional projects, special projects, cooperative projects, and design projects for a broad range of activities that address specific barriers that eliminate or reduce the entry of minorities into science and technology fields.

Institutional project grants are grants that support the implementation of a comprehensive science improvement plan, which may include any combination of activities for improving the preparation of minority students, particularly minority women, for careers in science.

There are two types of special project grants. First, there are special project grants for which only minority institutions are eligible. These special project grants support activities that (1) improve quality training in science and engineering at minority institutions; or (2) enhance the minority institutions' general scientific research capabilities. There also are special project grants for which all applicants are eligible. These special project grants support activities that (1) provide a needed service to a group of eligible minority institutions; or (2) provide in-service training for project directors, scientists, and engineers from eligible minority institutions.

Cooperative project grants assist groups of nonprofit accredited colleges and universities to work together to conduct a science improvement project.

Design project grants assist minority institutions that do not have their own appropriate resources or personnel to plan and develop long-range science improvement programs.

Sample map of participating institutions – This map samples of institutions that have applied for and been awarded grants under this program by the Institutional Service (IS), U.S. Department of Education.

Last Modified: 04/04/2023