Grant Opportunities: Hispanic-Serving Institutions


The Hispanic-Serving Institutions-Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) and Articulation Grant Competition is accepting applications through May 3, 2016!

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the grant is to: (1) increase the number of Hispanic and other low-income students attaining degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics; and (2) to develop model transfer and articulation agreements between two-year and four-year institutions in such fields.

Funds may be used for:

  • Improving academic quality of STEM programs through curriculum revision and development, or faculty development;
  • Developing research opportunities for students in STEM fields;
  • Providing or improving student services including counseling, tutoring, mentoring or establishing learning communities;
  • Encouraging secondary students to pursue STEM degrees and careers through outreach activities; and
  • Improving STEM facilities and equipment needed for science instruction and computer laboratories.

Institutions that meet the definition of a Hispanic-Serving Institution may be eligible to apply for funding. For 2016 the U.S Department of Education and the HSI Division have reviewed IPEDS data to identify Institutions that meet the HSI definition.  A list of institutions meeting the HSI definition for 2016 will be posted on the program’s website. Visit the HSI-STEM webpage to learn more about this program and to apply.  

For a complete list of 2016 grant programs offered by the Office of Postsecondary Education please visit our Funding Opportunities Page and follow us on Twitter @EDpostsecondary

Additional Opportunities
OPE Seeks Peer Reviewers! Looking for professional development experience in 2016 or interested in learning more about the Department of Education’s OPE and its programs?  OPE seeks to create a pool of specialists to serve as “peer reviewers” to read and evaluate its grant competitions, including HSI-STEM’s.  Participation requires up to two weeks with modest compensation.  To learn more and/or apply please visit Peer Reviewers Information page on OPE’s website.


The Office of Postsecondary Education works to promote reform, innovation and improvement in postsecondary education, promote and expand access to postsecondary education and increase college completion rates for America’s students, and broaden global competencies that drive the economic success and competitiveness of our Nation.

To learn more about our divisions, grant programs and policy development visit our website and follow us at Twitter @EDpostsecondary.


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