NSF RFP for Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering 2013 (BRIGE)


TITLE:  Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering 2013 (BRIGE)

NSF 13-534, REPLACES NSF 11-576


DUE:  29 April 2013

AWARD:  25 to 30 awards totaling $5M in FY13.   The awards are limited to a maximum of $175,000 in total (direct plus indirect) costs for a duration of 24 months. Durations may be longer if circumstances warrant and are justified.

SCOPE:  The Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) solicitation is designed to promote the development of early career faculty who will become champions for diversity and broadening participation of underrepresented groups in engineering throughout their careers. BRIGE awards will enable early career faculty to integrate effective diversity and broadening participation strategies in their engineering research, education, and innovation activities.  Throughout this solicitation, the term underrepresented groups will refer to and include the following: women, persons with disabilities, and ethnic/racial groups that are in the minority in engineering, which include African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Pacific Islanders. Proposals from early career faculty who are members of underrepresented groups as well as from Minority Serving Institutions (including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Predominantly Black Institutions) are especially encouraged.


–           Richard N. Smith,  (703) 292-8071, email: [email protected]

–            Lawrence S. Goldberg, ECCS,  (703) 292-8339, email: [email protected]

–            Ted A. Conway, CBET, (703) 292-7091, email: [email protected]

–            Juan E. Figueroa, IIP, (703) 292-7054, email: [email protected]

–            Mary Toney, CMMI, (703) 292-7008, email: [email protected]

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