Purpose of Grant: The purpose of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is to increase the number of historically underrepresented minorities and economically disadvantaged undergraduate & graduate students who complete pre-professional or professional education programs that lead to professional licensure & careers in math, science, technology, & health-related fields.
Project Period: July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025
Application Deadline: November 8, 2019
Project Description: Future awards depend on annual legislative appropriation, but it is anticipated that funding will continue at the same approximate levels. This RFP covers a five-year funding cycle. CSTEP provides academic enrichment and research experience in STEM content areas. Projects consist of academic year and summer components including:
- Supervised training in research methods
- Graduate/professional school admissions preparation
- Standardized tests preparation
- Academic and career development activities
Other important dates:
September 27, 2019: An informational webinar will be posted on the CSTEP website.
October 4, 2019: Deadline for questions to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
October 18, 2019: A Question and Answer Summary will be posted on the CSTEP website.
Eligible Applicants: Degree-granting postsecondary institution, or a consortium of such institutions, which offers an approved undergraduate program of study and/or an approved graduate level program of study are eligible. Students must be NYS residents, African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and must be economically disadvantaged (institutions must assure that no more than 20% of all CSTEP students are concurrently enrolled in a state funding program)
Funding: The maximum award for an individual CSTEP project funded during the 20-25 cycle will be $450,000 per year. The maximum award for any newly funded individual CSTEP project funded will be $300,000. The maximum award for a consortium CSTEP project will be $1,000,000 per year. (There is a 25% match for each year of funding)