The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) within the Department of Energy’s (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Science, Academic Alliances and Partnerships subprogram funds academic programs to develop NNSA’s next-generation technical workforce.
funds scientific academic programs to develop the next generation of highly trained technical workers able to support its core mission and to ensure there is a strong community of technical peers, external to the NNSA national laboratories, capable of providing peer review and scientific competition to strengthen the basic fields of research relevant to the NNSA.
MSIPP aligns investments in university capacity and workforce development with DOE/NNSA mission areas to develop the needed skills and talent for DOE/NNSA’s enduring technical workforce at the laboratories and production plants, and to enhance research and education at under-represented colleges and universities.
This alignment is defined by the following crucial success factors:
1. Strengthen and expand MSI STEM capacity and research experience in NNSA/DOE mission areas of interest.
2. Target collaborations between MSIs and NNSA/DOE laboratories and plants that increase scientist-to-scientist interactions, visible participation of MSI faculty in NNSA/DOE technical engagements and activities and provide MSIs direct access to NNSA/DOE facilities relative to STEM.
3. Grow the number of minority students who graduate with STEM degrees.
4. Grow the number of minority graduates and post-doctoral students hired in to NNSA/DOE's STEM workforce.
NNSA MSIPP is designed to increase participation of minorities across the nation in STEM disciplines, developing individuals, building core competencies for DOE/NNSA, and improving institutional capacity in MSIs.
MSIPP supports MSI efforts including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).