The National Institute of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications for the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans by providing competitive grants to colleges and universities.
Donor Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
State: All States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $100,000 to $500,000
Grant Duration: 5 Years
The purpose of the MSP is to provide scholarships to support recruiting, engaging, retaining, mentoring, and training committed multicultural scholars, resulting in either baccalaureate degrees within the food and agricultural science disciplines or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degrees. The goals and objectives of the scholarships are to encourage outstanding students from groups that are historically underrepresented and underserved to pursue and complete baccalaureate degrees in food and agricultural sciences, or achieve a D.V.M., that would lead to a diverse and highly skilled work force. This may include the teaching and preservation of traditional ecological knowledge.
Project and Grant Types
The following describes the types of projects or grants that are eligible for funding:
- Project Types. Applicants may only submit proposals for Single-function Education Projects. Single-function Education Projects develop human capital relevant to overall program goals for U.S. agriculture.
- Grant Types. Eligible applicants may request MSP funds, or MSP and Special Experiential Learning (SEL) funds. Applicants CANNOT request SEL funds only.
- Anticipated Funding: $1,250,000.
- Maximum Award Amount: $250,000.
Only the following are eligible to apply: Land-Grant Institutions, Colleges and universities having significant minority enrollments, other colleges and universities, and Institutes or research foundations maintained by an eligible college or university. Institutions that have not previously applied are especially encouraged to do so. Applicants must be institutions that confer a bachelor’s or D.V.M. degree in at least one of the disciplines in the food and agricultural sciences.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.