RFP – Organizational Partnerships S-STEM Research Hub

I am writing on behalf of the new Organizational Partnerships S-STEM Research Hub that is working on building research capacity and forming a community of practice among current and past S-STEM grant holders. We invite you and/or any of your S-STEM partner colleagues to submit a short proposal (~3 pages) to complete a locally relevant research project that connects to our overarching question: How can intra- and inter-institutional partnerships be designed, built, and sustained to systematically support low-income engineering or computer science/computing student success?

As the attached Request for Proposals outlines, we will support ten teams from different institutional contexts in 2022-2023 with a budget of $15,000 for each team to advance their project–across the next four years, we intend to fund a total of 40 teams. Funds can be used in whatever ways teams deem most helpful to advance this research-focused project. We will also build in a variety of grant support opportunities through our Hub leadership team and community.

The attached RFP outlines the program and the short proposal specifications. Proposals should be submitted via email as Word documents or PDFs to David Knight (Project PI, dbknight@vt.edu). Our team is happy to answer any questions about this program, so please feel free to reach out. We will host a Q&A on August 10 at 1:00pm on Zoom—please contact David Knight if you plan on attending. We are excited about building this new community of practice focused on researching organizational partnerships within the S-STEM program and hope you consider submitting a proposal!


David Knight

Org Partnerships S-STEM Research Hub PI