Collaborative Broadening Participation
Research Mini-Grants Program

The Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence for Broadening Participation in STEM (LSMRCE) announces the launch of its LSMRCE Collaborative Broadening Participation Research Mini-Grants Program to support broadening participation research collaboration at LSMRCE-affiliated colleges and universities. The LSMRCE Collaborative BP Research Mini-Grants program was developed to support faculty at LSMRCE-affiliated colleges and universities partner with BP researchers to conduct timely, relevant broadening participation research that may add to the broader BP literature, improve experiences for historically underrepresented populations in STEM locally, or allow for the testing of BP interventions across multiple institutions, to name a few.

Purpose

LSMRCE Broadening Participation Research Mini-Grants Program seeks to support STEM faculty at non-LSAMP campuses engage in social science research that investigates locally important broadening participation issues.

Qualifications of Applicant

The primary applicant must be:
  • A PI-eligible faculty or staff member at an LSMRCE-affiliated college or university
  • Planning to conduct collaborative broadening participation research

Qualification of Research

The proposed research study must be:
  • Conducted over the 18-month award duration

Award Amounts and Duration

All LSMRCE Broadening Participation Research Mini-Grants are for $5,000 to be awarded in two $2,500 installment payments. The second installment payment is contingent upon demonstration of satisfactory progress. Awards will be for two sequential academic years (i.e., 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 or 2020-2021 and 2021-2022).

Number of Awards

LSMRCE anticipates making four (4) $5,000 awards during the 2019-2020 academic year and four (4) $5,000 awards during 2020-2021 academic year.

Grant Requirements

  • Funding will only be released to your institution after a receipt of a completed payment agreement with Chicago State University.
  • All grantees are required to submit an interim project report demonstrating satisfactory progress near the conclusion of year one of funding to initiate the release of year two funds.
Recorded information webinar presented by Dr. Derrick Tillman-Kelly on August 23, 2019.

Application Timeline

  • August 23, 2019   LSMRCE Broadening Participation Research Mini-Grant Overview Webinar
  • August 26, 2019   Application Window Opens
  • November 1, 2019   Applications Due
  • November 15, 2019   LSMRCE notifies mini-grant awardees
  • May 29, 2020   Interim Report Due
  • May 28, 2021   Final Report Due

Submission Guidelines
Proposals should be submitted to LSMRCE-research@osu.edu by no later than November 1, 2019.

To apply, visit go.osu.edu/lsmrce-minigrant

QUESTIONS?
For more information regarding the LSMRCE mini-grants program, contact:

Derrick L. Tillman-Kelly, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator and Research Lead

Tiffany L. Steele, MEd
Graduate Research Associate

LSMRCE-Research@osu.edu