NASA MUREP INCLUDES (“MUREP INCLUDES”) Activity facilitates the formation of MSI-led coalitions to broaden participation in engineering.
MUREP INCLUDES enables MSIs to organize and lead coalitions comprised of multiple organizations, institutions, agencies, and industries to implement
novel programmatic endeavors or support the expansion of existing successful programs or methodologies to address critical challenges with broad impact.
Proposers are encouraged to demonstrate the efficacy of an approach using recent and relevant literature or evidence-based data of existing activity designated for expansion.
As an element of the NASA and NSF partnership, MUREP INCLUDES grantees will have direct access to the NSF INCLUDES National Network.
NSF’s INCLUDES National Network and Coordination Hub are designed to broaden participation and expand opportunities in STEM to underrepresented minorities (URMs) nationwide.
Also, MSI-led coalitions will have an opportunity to participate in joint NASA and NSF National Network Convenings to discuss challenges, barriers and explore solutions.
MUREP INCLUDES seeks to demonstrably impact the participation of URMs in engineering fields by 202 6. The multi-year goals of the NASA MUREP INCLUDES Activity are as follows:Goal 1:
Build multi-sector partnerships that unite the expertise and resources of a broad range of stakeholders at the federal, state, and local levels.Objective 1. 1:
Leverage systems, networks, and processes established by NSF INCLUDES to engage partners and stakeholders to develop and expand engineering coalitions.Objective 1. 2:
Foster an MSI-led community that identifies and documents the expertise and resources of stakeholders focused on engineering workforce development.Objective 1. 3:
Establish diverse networks of partners and collaborators to effectively address issues associated with broadening participation in engineering.
Identify shared goals, objectives and specific strategies designed to foster the leadership role of MSIs in strengthening and expanding the engineering workforce.Objective 2. 1:
Significantly increase the opportunity for MSIs to plan, collaborate and share successful practices and research associated with increasing underserved and underrepresented groups entering engineering fields.Objective 2. 2:
Address NASA’s Mission Directorate’s engineering priorities and increase MSIs efforts to effectively align with NASA’s critical needs.
Synthesize, build, and enhance the broadening of participation of URMs in engineering fields.Objective 3. 1:
Increase the number of URMs participating in engineering programs through strategic engagement activities.Objective 3. 2:
Contribute to the strengthening of URMs’ engineering research skills and enhance the learning of engineering principles.Objective 3. 3:
Support the proficiency of educators' delivery of theories and engineering concepts through an improved curriculum or professional development activities.Objective 3. 4:
Employ science and evidence-based strategies to attract and retain URMs in engineering fields.To achieve maximum impact and success of the institutions awarded, proposals shall focus on the above goals and objectives.
In addition, all proposed activities shall address the requirements outlined in this appendix and in the broader Engagement Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
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