Education and Labor
This session highlights the drivers and barriers of success for HBCU researchers submitting STEM proposals to NSF. Grants and contracts are essential for an institution’s long-term viability; reducing tuition dependence and providing important funding for research, services and programs. However, in 2014, HBCUs accounted for only 0.8 percent of all funds allocated to all institutions of higher education for Research and Development. The session focuses on research on the process through which HBCUs acquire knowledge and translate knowledge into dynamic capabilities to prepare successful proposals to federal agencies. According to research, the 5 big ideas related to grant funding success are: develop relationships; take advantage of opportunities, learn as much as you can, change personal mindset, and change Facilitator/Moderator Ivory A. Toldson Professor/Principal Investigator Howard University/QEM Network Panelists Claudia Rankins Program Director, HBCU-UP National Science Foundation Juliette Bell Former President University of Maryland Eastern Shore Orlando Taylor Vice President Fielding Graduate University Roslyn Clark Artis President Benedict College
institutional culture. Recommendations, based on the results, to overcome barriers to successful proposal submission among HBCUs will be discussed.