HBCU Success

HBCU Grant Writing Workshop Series

The STARS HBCU Success program provides HBCU computing faculty with quarterly, online capacity-building workshops for development of grant proposals that focus on supporting CS Education and Outreach efforts. In addition to topic-focused webinars, the program provides open “office hours” for faculty to ask questions about writing grant proposals to the NSF CISE, ATE, and EDU directorates, other NSF directorates, or corporate funders. HBCU faculty participating in the webinar series are provided with funding to attend the annual STARS Celebration to continue to collaboratively develop proposals and connect with resources offered by the STARS Computing Corps and iAAMCS BPC Alliances. Sessions are led by Dr. Kinnis Gosha, who is the Hortenius I. Chenault Endowed Professor at Morehouse College and Executive Director and Chief Research Officer of the Morehouse Center for Broadening Participation in Computing, and bring experience in writing successful grant proposals, with research funding from industry and government (including the National Science Foundation) totaling over twenty million dollars.

HBCU Success

Register for the 2023-2024 workshop series by June 22, 2023:

STARS HBCU Success Grant Writing Workshop Registration 

Online Interactive Workshop Topics

Fall 2023
August 29, 2023 - Solicitation Review Strategies (NSF)

September 16, 2023 [Live from STARS Celebration]- Securing Departmental and Institutional Support (NSF)

October 31, 2023 - Proposal Setup & Supplementary Documentation (NSF)

Spring 2024
February 13, 2024 - Budgeting Strategies (NSF & Corporate)

March 5, 2024 - Corporate Engagement Plan Development (Corporate)

April 2, 2024 - Strategic Partnership Engagement (NSF & Corporate)


STARS HBCU Success topics addressed at the STARS Celebration Conference

  • STARS Celebration - September 2023
    • CSforALL Research Practitioner Partnerships
  • STARS Celebration - September 2024
    • HBCU-UP Funding Opportunities

Office Hours Schedule

90 Minutes

  • August 2023
  • November 2023
  • February 2024
  • May 2024
  • August 2024

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