Supplemental Funding at the National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation issued a dear colleague letter encouraging requests for supplemental funding for the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program. The Division of Human Resource Development within NSF invites active alliance grantees to submit a supplemental funding request to support the research training of post-baccalaureate students. Requests for supplemental support for alliance partner institutions must be submitted through the lead alliance institution as a subaward. The overall goal of the Louis Stokes program is to assist universities and colleges in diversifying the nation’s STEM workforce by increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to populations underrepresented in STEM disciplines. To receive full funding consideration for FY2022, requests should be submitted by May 31, 2022.

CGS recently released a policy brief on the importance of continuing to make robust investments at all federal research agencies and provide grant opportunities to support graduate education and research. This mission includes making advanced STEM education a financially sustainable choice for individuals from all backgrounds. Funding for the Louis Stokes program in FY2022 increased 4 percent from FY2021. President Biden’s FY2023 Presidential Budget Request proposes an additional $19 million for the program.