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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Administrative Supplements to Recognize Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mentorship - PIs of existing awards are eligible to apply. The parent award must be active and the research proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within the competitive segment.

To view all programs with a focus on broadening participation at NSF, use the Funding Search tool and filter by "Advancing Diversity". 

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) - The main goal of the S-STEM program is to enable low-income, talented domestic students to pursue successful careers in promising STEM fields. The program provides institutions with funds for scholarships and supports the implementation and testing of an ensemble of existing effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities featuring: (1) close involvement of faculty in S-
STEM eligible disciplines, (2) student mentoring, (3) provisions and adaptation of activities that support student success.

NSF Launching Early-Career Academic Pathways in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (LEAPS-MPS) - The intent of these LEAPS-MPS awards is to initiate the research careers of pre-tenure faculty in tenure-track positions, particularly those at minority-serving institutions (MSIs), predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs), and Carnegie Research 2 (R2) institutions, promoting the participation of scientists from all segments of the MPS scientific community, including those from underrepresented groups. This solicitation complements the NSF CAREER program by providing additional funding opportunities to increase the number of proposals to MPS from such
institutions, and by providing early federal funding to help launch the academic careers of individuals who can serve as role models for the U.S. scientific workforce of the future. Another specific goal is to support innovative plans for recruiting and retaining a broad representation of researchers in research programs supported by these grants.

ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions - The goal of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) ADVANCE program is to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, thereby contributing to the
development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE encourages institutions to address various aspects of STEM academic culture and institutional structure that may differentially affect women faculty and academic administrators. All NSF ADVANCE proposals are expected to use intersectional approaches in the design of systemic change strategies in recognition that gender, race and ethnicity do not exist in isolation from each other and from other categories of social identity.  The solicitation includes four funding tracks: Institutional Transformation (IT), Adaptation, Partnership, and Catalyst.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplements - Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is a Foundation-wide program that supports active participation in science, engineering, and education research by undergraduate students. REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.

NSF Facilitation Awards for Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities (FASED) - The goals of NSF's FASED funding are to reduce or remove barriers to participation in research and training by persons with physical disabilities by providing special equipment and assistance under awards made by NSF; and to encourage persons with disabilities to pursue careers in science and engineering by stimulating the development and demonstration of special equipment that facilitates their work performance. There is no separate program for funding of special equipment or assistance. Requests are made in conjunction with regular competitive proposals, or as a supplemental funding request to an existing NSF award. The cognizant NSF Program Officer will make decisions regarding what constitutes appropriate support on a case-by-case basis.

NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) PILOT - This pilot encourages CISE PIs to include meaningful Project BPC plans in proposals submitted to a subset of CISE’s research programs and requires them at time of award. Currently, these programs include medium proposals submitted to CISE Core Programs in its Computer and Network Systems (CNS), Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF), and Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) divisions and the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC), as well as the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), and Expeditions in Computing programs.

NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG): Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) - BPE research activities will provide scientific evidence that engineering educators, employers, and policy makers need to make informed decisions to design effective programs that broaden the participation of persons from historically underrepresented groups in the engineering workforce. BPE is equally interested in research activities that align with and provide meaningful connections to the NSF INCLUDES National Network. Collaborations are encouraged between BPE proposals and existing NSF INCLUDES projects.

Build and Broaden 3.0 - Build and Broaden 3.0 (B2 3.0) supports fundamental research at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and encourages research collaborations with scholars at MSIs. Growing the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is a national priority. National forecasts of the impending shortage of science and engineering skills and essential research workforce underscore a need to expand opportunities to participate in STEM research (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 2012) (Link to 2012 report). NSF has taken steps to expand participation by focusing on research communities that are not well-represented in the federal research system. Through these steps, NSF is working to expand the volume and increasing the diversity, interconnectedness, and effectiveness of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.

American Mathematical Society: Award for Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference - This award was established to compile and publish a series of profiles of programs that aim to bring more persons from underrepresented backgrounds into some portion of the pipeline beginning at the undergraduate level and leading to advanced degrees in mathematics and professional success, or retain them once in the pipeline; have achieved documentable success in doing so; and are replicable models. One program is selected each year by the AMS Committee on the Profession and is awarded $1,000 by the Mark Green and Kathryn Kert Green Fund for Inclusion and Diversity.

American Philosophical Association: Diversity and Inclusiveness in Philosophy - The American Philosophical Association, in keeping with its mission and goals and the association’s longstanding commitment to addressing philosophy’s serious lack of demographic diversity, will fund a project that convincingly demonstrates the potential to decisively impact diversity and inclusion within philosophy.

Google Research: Award for Inclusion Research Program - The Award for Inclusion Research (AIR) Program recognizes and supports academic research in computing and technology that addresses the needs of historically marginalized groups globally. The AIR Program funds topics including accessibility, AI for social good, algorithmic fairness, education, and gender bias, and many other areas that aim to have a positive impact on underrepresented groups.

Institute for Citizens and Scholars: Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty - The Career Enhancement Fellowship Program seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty members and other faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and humanities. Each fellow is provided with a six-month or one-year sabbatical grant; a stipend for research and travel or publication; and participation in an annual conference/retreat.

Institute for Citizens and Scholars: Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award - The award is structured to free the time of junior faculty who have passed their midpoint tenure review—including those from underrepresented groups and others committed to eradicating disparities in their fields—so that they can both engage in and build support systems, networks, and affinity groups that make their fields and campuses more inclusive. Emerging Faculty Leaders may be working in any field of the
humanities or social sciences with an emphasis on scholarly topics that relate to or provide context for the study of culture, equity, inclusion, civil rights, and education in the Americas. 

The California Wellness Foundation - The vision of  the California Wellness Foundation is for every resident of California to enjoy good health and experience wellness. Their mission is to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California by increasing access to health care, quality education, good jobs, healthy environments and safe neighborhoods.