UPDATE, 9/26/2022: An HSI Funding Opportunity Tracker and short demonstration video have been added to the funding.asu.edu HSI article. This resource is designed for ASU faculty, staff, and students to identify funding opportunities for HSI institutions and check ASU’s eligibility to submit proposals to those opportunities. This is not a comprehensive listing of HSI funding opportunities, additional opportunities will continue to be added. For questions about the tracker, or to have a new FOA added, contact [email protected]. For questions regarding ASU’s institutional eligibility, RAs should email [email protected].
UPDATE, 8/15/2022: A section for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) has been added to this news post, including ‘When will ASU receive the full HSI designation?’; ‘Is there a statement that can be included in proposals?‘; and ‘What is the difference between Minority serving and Hispanic-Serving Institution?’
REMINDER, 7/26/2022: As a reminder, ASU does not currently meet the legal definition of an ‘eligible institution’ as it relates to federal sponsored project funding for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)/Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). For example, if a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) requires completion of NSF’s HSI Certification Form, ASU is not eligible to apply.
6/17/2022 – Enrollment data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) shows that ASU meets the 25% enrollment threshold required for recognition as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
ASU is not yet listed as HSI on the U.S. Department of Education (DOEd) Eligibility Matrix, because the federal legal definition of an ‘eligible institution’ includes additional need-based factors.
HSI funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) vary when it comes to eligibility criteria, so RAs will need to review those requirements closely when eligibility is limited to HSIs (and/or other types of Minority Serving Institutions-MSIs).
- If the FOA requires that applicant institutions be currently listed on the DOEd Eligibility Matrix, then ASU is not yet eligible to apply.
- If the FOA requires that applicant institutions meet the legal definition, DOEd’s definition, or be HSIs as defined by law, then ASU is not yet eligible to apply.
- If the FOA/sponsor uses their own list (or a list managed by another organization*) of MSIs or HSIs, then ASU’s eligibility for that FOA will depend on the referenced list.
*The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is an example of a non-DOEd organization that maintains a separate list and definition of HSIs. Another example is Excelencia in Education.
Please share the following funding.asu.edu article with investigators, researchers, and project directors in your unit(s): Hispanic Serving Institutional Designation Eligibility For Funding Opportunities.
- Higher Education Programs: Institutional Service – Eligibility TA Webinar: Webinar Recording, Webinar Slides, Webinar FAQ from Chat questions
- Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101a(a))
- U.S. Department of Education Eligibility Designations and Applications for Waiver of Eligibility Requirements
- U.S. Department of Education Eligibility 2022 Application Package to Request Designation as an Eligible Institution…
- Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators (AHSIE)
- American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE)
- Affordable Colleges Online – Scholarships for Hispanic Student
- ASU’s dedicated HSI page: https://hsi.asu.edu/
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP)
- Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNH) Program
- Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) Program
- Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program
- Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM and Articulation (HSI STEM) Program
- Promoting Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) Program
- Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving (AANAPISI) Program
- Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) Program
- Waiver of the Non-Federal Cost-Share Requirement