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The Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM (ABP) solicitation includes the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity, and the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program. ABP programs provide support to increase the number of students successfully completing degrees 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. Program goals are accomplished principally through the formation of alliances among institutions of higher education and between academe, industry, and the community.

LSAMP 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. Eligible LSAMP undergraduate students may receive continued support for up to two additional years of STEM graduate study through the Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity. The Bridge to the Doctorate provides significant financial support for matriculating candidates in STEM doctoral programs at eligible alliance sites. Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) furthers the graduate education of underrepresented students through the doctorate level, preparing them for fulfilling opportunities and productive careers as STEM faculty and research professionals. AGEP also supports the transformation of institutional culture to attract and retain STEM doctoral students into the professorate.

Because MU is limited to one application per alliance, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, April 11, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to a total of 3 pages and should include 1) the ABP program to which the project will be submitted; 2) an overview of the proposed project with attention to the relevant guidelines for activities, recruitment and retention, and evaluation; and 3) anticipated member of the alliance.


AGEP Cooperative Agreements - up to $1 million per year over a five-year period

BD grants - $987,000 for 24 months

LSAMP Cooperative Agreements - up to $1 million per year over a five-year period

Educational research projects - up to $100,000 for 12 months

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2008

Sponsor Deadlines:

For AGEP, the required letter of intent must be submitted by May 30, 2008. The full proposal deadline is June 27, 2008.

For BD, the full proposal deadlines are May 15, 2008, and March 6, 2009.

For LSAMP and LSAMP Educational Research Projects, the full proposal deadline is October 10, 2008.

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