The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is calling for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for it’s DEI in STEM Higher Education Program. The DEI in STEM Higher Education program seeks to invest in Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and establish partnerships between MSIs and graduate programs at other institutions of higher learning. The Foundation’s Equity-Minded Pathways to STEM Graduate Education program will support institutional pathways from MSIs to master’s and doctoral degree programs in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, data science, Earth sciences, economics, engineering, marine science, mathematics, physics, and statistics.

Three types of grants are available:

  • Planning Grants to support internal reviews of existing barriers to student success and the development for planning of future systemic change partnerships.

  • Seed Grants to support work formalizing existing systemic change partnerships, and to launch a small set of pilot initiatives.

  • Implementation Grants to support work allowing creation, altering or the scaling-up efforts of formal systemic change partnerships.

Eligibility is limited to non-profit two and four year institutions, institutional systems, professional societies and associations, and university-affiliated research centers or laboratories. All proposed projects must include at least one MSI partner.

The LOI submission deadline is June 1, 2021. For more information please visit the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s website or follow the link provided below.

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