SUBJECT: FY 1996 HIGHER EDUCATION CHALLENGE GRANTS PROGRAM
The competitive Higher Education Challenge Grants Program was
initiated in FY 1990. The program is designed to stimulate and
enable colleges and universities to provide the quality of education
necessary to produce baccalaurate or higher degree level graduates
capable of strengthening the Nation's food and agricultural
scientific and professional work force.
Proposals may be submitted by land-grant and other U.S. colleges and
universities offering a baccalaureate or first professional degree in
at least one discipline or area of the food and agricultural sciences.
For FY 1996, proposals must be directed to undergraduate studies
leading to a baccalaureate degree. Proposals directed to the graduate
level of study will not be supported in FY 1996.
Proposals must address one or more of the following targeted need
areas: 1. Curricula Design and Materials Development; 2. Faculty
Preparation and Enhancement for Teaching; 3. Instruction Delivery
Systems; and 4. Student Experiential Learning. A proposal may address
a single targeted need area or multiple targeted need areas, and may
be focused on a single subject matter areas in any combination
(e.g. curriculum development in horticulture; curriculum development,
faculty development, and student experiential learning in animal
science; faculty enhancement in food science and agribusiness
management; or instruction delivery systems and student experiential
learning in plant science, horticulture, and entomology).
It is anticipated that $4,200,000 will be available in FY 1996 for
the award of grants under this program. Each grant recipient under
the program is required to match the grant funds awarded on a dollar-
for-dollar basis from a non-Federal source.
Deadline for submission of proposals is December 20, 1995.
To receive an application package please contact:
Phone (202) 720-1973
Fax (202) 720-2030
National Program Leader
Small Farms/Soil Science