The Enhancement Program has two competitive infrastructure-building components: Traditional Enhancement and Undergraduate Enhancement. The goal of these subprograms is to improve the research and educational infrastructure at all Louisiana institutions and in all disciplines. A third subprogram, Supervised Research Experiences for Undergraduates (SURE), provides opportunities for undergraduate students to work with faculty to gain vital hands-on experience in STEM research areas. An additional subprogram, the Enhancement Subprogram for Two-Year Institutions, provided funding to address similar goals at community and technical community campuses; this subprogram was replaced in FY 2015-16 by the BoRSF Endowed: Two-Year Student Workforce Scholarships subprogram.
Traditional and Undergraduate Enhancement
Traditional and Undergraduate Enhancement are similar in structure and operation, both providing funds to develop the infrastructure of academic, research, or agricultural units and promote the State’s economic development. All institutions are eligible to compete in Traditional Enhancement, while the Undergraduate Enhancement component limits support to campuses with two or fewer doctoral degree programs. In both subprograms, a spectrum of enhancement activities, from equipment purchases to curricular redesign, are allowed and encouraged. Most disciplines are eligible on a rotating basis. Traditional Enhancement also encompasses a special Multidisciplinary component.
PROPOSALS DUE FOR FY 2015-16 COMPETITION IN ALL COMPETITIVE INFRASTRUCTURE-BUILDING ENHANCEMENT SUBPROGRAMS: Monday, October 26, 2015
Contact Program Manager: Bryan Jones
Supervised Research Experiences for Undergraduates (SURE)
The SURE subprogram offers faculty in STEM fields the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students in research activities during the summer and/or academic year. The subprogram provides students with essential hands-on research experience, sparking their interest in STEM careers and graduate study and adding to their skills.
PROPOSALS DUE FOR FY 2015-16: TBA
RFP Coming Soon