Tribal Colleges and Universities Program

Applications Accepted Anytime

National Science Foundation

The Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) provides awards to Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native-serving institutions, and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions to promote high quality science (including sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, statistics, and other social and behavioral sciences as well as natural sciences and education disciplines), technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, research, and outreach. Support is available to TCUP-eligible institutions for transformative capacity-building projects through Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions (ICE-TI).

NSF, through TCUP, will support those aspects crucial to participation that are not provided by Howard Hughes Medical Institute. HHMI will provide the support to TCUs that it provides to all SEA institutions. Awards will engage TCU faculty and students in the on-going national study to isolate, identify, sequence, and analyze newly discovered mycobacteriophages. These awards can help a TCU develop a novel biology curriculum, establish an undergraduate research program, or provide professional development for faculty.

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Estimated Total Program Funding:  $11.8 million