Hispanic-Serving Institutions Funding Opportunities

The designation provides schools with access to additional funding to improve enrollment and graduation rates among Hispanic students.

Texas A&M University is federally designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institute (HSI) by the US. Department of Education. Thus, the Texas A&M community can write grants specifically available to HSI. Grants can also be written that incorporate the strength of being an HSI and Tier 1 research institute, that involve teaching and training of underrepresented minority students (URM), and where HSI are encouraged to apply but being an HSI is not specifically required by the funding agency (non-HSI grant opportunities).

HSI required grant submissions typically require proof that the university is an HSI. A digital copy of proof from the US Department of Education can be provided upon request. Discuss with your pre-award grant specialist. 

We have compiled a list of HSI funding opportunities that Texas A&M can apply for. Some HSI funding opportunities have an imposed limit on the number of applications that can be submitted by Texas A&M. Please be sure to follow Texas A&M limited submission process in those instances.

HSI Funding Opportunities

The CCDC ARL invites applications/proposals from covered educational institutions for research and education programs that will meet the following objectives: a. Enhance research and engineering capabilities in areas important to national defense; b. Increase the number of graduates in STEM disciplines; and c. Encourage research and education collaborations with other institutions of higher education and with defense organizations. Support for research, development, testing, evaluation, or educational enhancements will be through the competitive awarding of grants or cooperative agreements.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Open: Closes April 30, 2024

RFA: Link

The National Nuclear Forensics Expertise Development Program (NNFEDP) works to build a nuclear forensics workforce of recognized technical experts and leaders through fostering scholastic and research collaboration between and among academia, the national and defense laboratories, and the National Technical Nuclear Forensics (NTNF) Interagency.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: 8/30/2022

RFA: Link

The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) seeks to enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education at HSIs and to increase retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at HSIs. In addition, the HSI Program seeks to build capacity in undergraduate STEM education

at HSIs that typically do not receive high levels of NSF grant funding. The National Science Foundation (NSF) established the HSI Program in response to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (P.L. 115-31) and the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (P.L. 114-329). The HSI Program is aligned with NSF's commitment to increase access for underrepresented groups to the Nation's STEM enterprise.

Award Amount: $200k - $3M

Deadline: 09/30/22, Second Wednesday in February & Last Wednesday in August, Annually

RFA: Link

The Department of Navy (DoN) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program aims to increase the quantity and quality of minority professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the defense community. Research conducted at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) for the DoN HBCU/MI Program: (a) Enhances the research and educational capabilities of HBCU/MIs in scientific and engineering disciplines critical to the defense mission of the US Navy and US Marine Corps, (b) Encourages cross-institutional, collaborative efforts that explore innovative solutions to naval science and technology (S&T) challenges, and (c) Increases the engagement of students, including underrepresented minorities, in STEM fields important to the US Navy and US Marine Corps.

Award Amount: $450K

Deadline: 09/30/22, Annually

RFA: Link

The National Science Foundation (NSF) established the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) in 2017, as directed by Congress [1]. The goals of the HSI Program are to enhance the quality of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of students pursuing associate's or baccalaureate degrees in STEM at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Intended outcomes of the HSI Program include broadening participation of students who are historically underrepresented in STEM and expanding students’ pathways to continued STEM education and integration into the STEM workforce.
Limited: An eligible institution may submit as lead for one HSI-CCC, one HSI-CERS, and one HSI-Hub.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: 12/15/2022

RFA: Link

The Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program seeks to: (a) strengthen institutional educational capacities to develop and enhance curriculum, faculty, instruction delivery systems, and infrastructure including libraries and scientific instrumentation, in order to respond and serve the needs of underrepresented students in identified State, regional, national, or international educational needs in the food and agricultural sciences; (b) recruit, retain, and support undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups in order to prepare them for careers related to the food, agricultural, and natural resource systems of the United States; (c) facilitate cooperative initiatives between two or more Hispanic-Serving Institutions or between Hispanic-Serving Institutions and public or the private sector, in order to maximize the development and use of resources and to improve the food and agricultural sciences teaching programs.

Award Amount: 25k - $1M

Deadline: 01/25/2023, Annually, release month varies

RFA: Link

With this solicitation, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is continuing its support of research expansion for Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). The goal of the CISE-MSI program is to broaden participation by increasing the number of CISE-funded research projects from MSIs and to develop research capacity toward successful submissions to core CISE programs. MSIs are central to inclusive excellence: they foster innovation, cultivate current and future undergraduate and graduate computer and information science and engineering talent, and bolster long-term U.S. competitiveness. For the purposes of this solicitation, MSIs include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal College & Universities (TCUs).
Limited: See additional details for limit on number of Proposals per Organization.

Award Amount: $400k - $1.2M

Deadline: 02/10/23, Second Friday in February, Annually

RFA: Link

The purpose of this competitive undergraduate scholarship grant program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans by providing competitive grants to colleges and universities. Hispanic-Serving Institutions are encouraged to apply.

Award Amount: $20k - $200k

Deadline: Anticipated March 2023, Annually

RFA: Link

Build and Broaden 2.0 (B2 2.0) encourages research collaborations between scholars at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and scholars in other institutions or organizations. It is designed specifically for impact at MSIs. Proposals are invited from single Principal Investigators based at MSIs and from multiple co-investigators from a group of MSIs. Principal Investigators who are not affiliated with MSIs may submit proposals, but must collaborate with PIs, co-PIs, or Senior Personnel from MSIs and describe how their project will foster research partnerships or capacity-building with at least one MSI as a primary goal of the proposed work. Proposals may address any of the scientific areas supported by SBE, including: anthropology, archaeology, cognitive neuroscience, decision science, ecological research, economics, geography, linguistics, law and science, organizational behavior, political science, public policy, security and preparedness, psychology, and sociology.

Award Amount: $2M

Deadline: Anticipated March 2023

RFA: Link

Awards for individuals. Funding areas include: Archaeological Reports, Articles, Basic research leading to improvement of existing courses, Basic research related to goals and interests of the institution or community, Books, Digital Materials and Publications, Editions, Other Scholarly Resources, Translations.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies on particular program, April, Annually

RFA: Link

The program helps eligible IHEs to become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions.

Award Amount: $2M - $3.2M

Deadline: Anticipated deadline: May, 2023; Generally SIP grants are every other year
RFA: Link

Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at Hispanic-Serving Institutions by developing new humanities programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses, or by enhancing existing ones. Projects must be organized around a core topic or set of themes drawn from such areas of study in the humanities as history, philosophy, religion, literature, and composition and writing skills. NEH welcomes applications for projects that are modest in scope, duration, and budget, as well as applications for expansive, long-term projects.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies on particular program, May, Annually

RFA: Link

The purpose of the MRPG is to support researchers at minority serving institutions that are exploring how CMS can better meet the health care needs of CMS beneficiaries. The MRGP supports research on the discovery and characterization of health processes, practices, behaviors, and burdens or issues related to CMS programs, policies, and operations, that influence health equity. Funded research may comprehensively address the social determinants of health that drive or influence the barriers and opportunities populations described above experience related to CMS-supported benefits, services, and coverage.

Award Amount: $250k

Deadline: Anticipated June 2023, Annually

RFA: Link

The DMR Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials Research (PREM) program aims to enable, build, and grow partnerships between minority-serving institutions and DMR-supported centers and/or facilities to increase recruitment, retention and degree attainment (which defines the PREM pathway) by members of those groups most underrepresented in materials research, and at the same time support excellent research and education endeavors that strengthen such partnerships.

Award Amount: $1.5M - $3.5M

Deadline: Anticipated 2024

RFA: Link