Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NSF Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM (ABP)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Science Foundation’s Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM (ABP) solicitation includes the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, Bridge to the Doctorate (LSAMP-BD) Activity, and the LSAMP Educational Research Projects. The ABP portfolio of programs seeks to increase the number of students successfully completing quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Particular emphasis is placed on transforming STEM education through innovative academic strategies and experiences in support of groups that historically have been underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Pacific Islanders.

Managed synergistically, the ABP cluster enables seamless transitions from the baccalaureate to the doctorate and finally to the professoriate. At the baccalaureate level, the LSAMP program emphasizes development of broad-based regional and national alliances of academic institutions, school districts, state and local governments, and the private sector to increase the diversity and quality of the STEM workforce. Through the LSAMP’s Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity, eligible LSAMP undergraduate students may receive significant financial support for up to two additional years of STEM graduate study. For Fiscal Year 2010, no proposals will be accepted for the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program.

Because MU is limited to participation in one application for the LSAMP program and one for the LSAMP Educational Research program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include the following: 1) listing of anticipated partner institution(s) and the anticipated lead institution; 2) plans for significant increases in the recruitment, retention, degree conferral, and STEM career entry of underrepresented minority students; 3) linkages to other NSF-funded programs; and 4) plans for project evaluation.


LSAMP - Up to $5 million over 5 years

LSAMP Educational Research Projects - has changed from $100,000 for 12 months to up to $200,000 for 24 months for proposals submitted in October 2010.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, March 26, 2010

Sponsor Deadlines:

October 8, 2010


URL for more information:

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at