The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) is a vital program within the DOE/NNSA Management and Budget, Learning and Career Management which awards grants to Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) to prepare NNSA’s next-generation technical workforce.
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 and to enhance research and education at MSIs.
The program’s primary mission is to create and foster a sustainable STEM-pipeline that prepares a diverse workforce of world class talent through strategic partnerships between Minority Serving Institutions and the DOE/NNSA Enterprise.
To execute this mission, MSIPP builds a network of NSE ready students through enrichment activities from K-20 to post-doctoral level.
Through university-lab consortia partnerships students are exposed to cutting-edge research and activities in their relevant fields.
The following MSIPP crucial success factors are to:
1. Strengthen and expand MSI STEM capacity and research experience in DOE/NNSA mission areas of interest.
2. Target collaborations between MSIs and DOE/NNSA Laboratories and Plants that increase scientist-to-scientist interactions, visible participation of MSI faculty in DOE/NNSA technical engagements and activities and provide MSIs direct access to DOE/NNSA 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 DOE/NNSA's STEM workforce.