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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation  (LSAMP)
Funding Opportunities for: LSAMP Alliances, Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity, Pilot Regional LSAMP Centers of Excellence in Broadening Participation, Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education (BPR)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI Eligibility: Texas A&M University faculty, including Agriculture, Engineering and TTI personnel.

LSAMP, LSAMP-BD, LSAMP Centers of Excellence: To promote institutional commitments to increase the quality and quantity of underrepresented minorities in STEM disciplines at the undergraduate level, the President or Provost of the lead institution should serve as the Principal Investigator. A full explanation should be provided for a PI designation in variance with this requirement. Co-principal investigators from partner institutions may be designated, as appropriate, for the project.

Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education:
Eligible PI/co-PI(s) for proposals applying for educational research or evaluation support should be the cognizant faculty member(s) conducting or responsible for the research or evaluation project. Only LSAMP-funded institutions are eligible to submit proposals for this funding opportunity.

Institutional Eligibility:
This solicitation is limited to Texas A&M University
and the proposals will need to be submitted by the Texas A&M University Research Services (TAMU-RS)

Number of Proposals:

LSAMP and LSAMP-BD: Only one proposal per alliance.

LSAMP Centers of Excellence: Only one proposal per LSAMP institution, including participation in a collaborative proposal.

Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education:
Only one educational research proposal will be accepted per alliance. Partner institutions must coordinate submissions of educational research proposals with their lead institution.

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program provides funding for new, mid-level and senior-level alliances, the Bridge to the Doctorate (LSAMP-BD) Activity, and knowledge generation activities in broadening participation, e.g., research on topics in STEM education related to retention and persistence of students from populations underrepresented in STEM majors and careers. In FY2012, the program plans to support up to two pilot regional Louis Stokes Centers of Excellence in Broadening Participation which will further scholarly research in broadening participation in STEM disciplines and mentor institutions regionally that have interest in increasing STEM B. S. degrees to underrepresented minorities but are not currently participating in one of the 41 existing alliances.

The LSAMP program assists universities and colleges in diversifying the STEM workforce through their efforts at significantly increasing the numbers of students successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming STEM education through innovative recruitment and retention strategies and experiences in support of groups that historically have been underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Pacific Islanders. The knowledge generation portfolio contributes to the body of literature on successful practices in student recruitment, retention, persistence, and attainment of STEM undergraduate and graduate degrees, especially for the previously mentioned populations underrepresented in STEM disciplines.


May 13, 2011, 5:00 pm: Deadline for an email of intent. Include the names of the PI and co-PIs, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to

May 16, 2011, 5:00 pm: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.  Include signatures of approval from your department head and college dean, to the Office of Research Development for review by the internal selection committee.

E-mail internal proposal to

May 20, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

Deadlines for the Full proposals, by 5:00 pm local time of applicant organization

July 28, 2011:

LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate

October 7, 2011

LSAMP Alliance Proposals

October 7, 2011

Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education Proposals

October 7, 2011

Pilot Regional LSAMP Centers of Excellence in Broadening Participation Proposals

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M University has established a process to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select applications for Texas A&M submissions.