DATE: March 22, 2012
This letter is to call your attention to an opportunity in the Division of Human Resource Development (HRD) for design proposals to develop strategies to assist HRD grantees and other NSF stakeholders to achieve the NSF performance goal to "Prepare and engage a diverse STEM workforce motivated to participate at the frontiers." The design project should lead to the development of a proposal for a Broadening Participation in STEM Resource Network (BPS-Resource Network). Design projects should consult broadly with the HRD grantee community and other NSF stakeholders to perform a needs assessment. This consultation should be the foundation for developing innovative models for a resource network. HRD anticipates funding the implementation of a BPS-Resource Network after the design phase.