NSF HBCU-UP outreach day workshop

HBCU Workshop

N.C. A&T hosts regional workshop highlighting funding opportunities for HBCUs

A recent workshop hosted on the North Carolina A&T State University campus brought together program officers from government agencies to teach researchers how to better compete for research dollars that enable their projects. 

The Division of Research and Economic Development at N.C. A&T in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) provided a behind-the-scenes look at how NSF operates, grant opportunities offered under NSF, and what proposals they identify as fundable. There were also presentations on opportunities with the U.S. Department of Energy.

“This is a great opportunity to find the gaps and learn which projects stand a higher chance of being funded. Take advantage of this opportunity and ask questions. Open your eyes to the new opportunities to partner across disciplines with other A&T colleagues or with faculty from other institutions here today,” said Barry Burks, Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development at N.C. A&T in his welcome speech to the participants. 

A series of informative sessions by NSF representatives were offered throughout the day on such opportunities as Research Experiences for Undergraduates, Major Research Instrumentation, Early Career Development, EHR Core Research, and many others. Researchers had the unique opportunity to network with NSF representatives and with faculty and staff from area HBCUs.