Science Foundation Arizona Seeking Applications From CCHSIs for Kickstarter Program

The Science Foundation Arizona (SFAZ) is seeking applications from Community College Hispanic Serving Institutions (CCHSIs) for Cohort 3 of its KickStarter Program.

The KickStarter Program is an intensive, comprehensive technical assistance program designed to prepare and position CCHSIs to compete successfully for federal funds focused on student recruitment and retention in STEM fields. Participation in the technical assistance program is intended to develop the institution’s competitive advantage in seeking STEM-related funding, leading to an improved capacity for successful STEM programs.

To be eligible, applicants must be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (with at least 25 percent Hispanic student enrollment) in the United States; be a two-year institution or community college; and have an active or recent (within the last five years) Title V or Title III HSI STEM project focused on recruiting and retaining students in STEM, updating and streamlining STEM courses and degree/certification attainment, and/or expanding federal funding competitiveness. In addition, applicants must have previously submitted a proposal(s) in the last five years to NSF or another federal agency and have been declined.

SFAZ will host an informational webinar for prospective applicants on November 16, 2017. Letters of Interest must be received no later than December 11, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by January 24, 2018.

See the SFAZ website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

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