Grantsmanship in Community Colleges

Workshop Summary

Two-year colleges such as community colleges, technical colleges and career colleges do not place emphasis on research in the same manner as four-year colleges and university. As a result, two-year college faculty do not have robust opportunities and experiences for developing grant-writing skills. Additionally, when opportunities arise for 2-year college faculty to partner with 4-year faculty challenges may arise as skills, resources, experience and assumptions are intermingled.

This workshop will introduce faculty from two-year colleges how to best explore and prepare for opportunities to form a grant writing team, research grant opportunities, partner with four-year institutions and submit an NSF proposal. Faculty from four-year institutions will also gain insight for strengthening grant proposals when partnering with two-year schools.

There will be plenty of time for questions.

Learn about the whole spring grantsmanship series here:

Goals of the Workshop

The goals of this workshop are:

  1. Provide overview to the grantsmanship (preparing, writing, submitting and receiving an award).
  2. Explain how to look for a grant.
  3. Give steps to develop a proposal – from selecting a team to creating a budget.
  4. Introduce the HSI STEM Hub’s grant preparation certification.


Enrollment is free and is limited to 20 participants per workshop.

Priority is given to current pre-tenure HSI faculty and staff. Applicants should be aware that the selection process strives for diverse geographical and institutional representation.  The selection decision is final and summary reviews are not provided.


Submit your application at this link:

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will understand:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of how grants are advertised, evaluated and awarded.
  2. Organize a writing team to submit a proposal.
  3. Analyze budget components of a proposal.
  4. Evaluate the HSI STEM Hub’s grant preparation certification.

Workshop Details

  • Workshop Description

    This workshop will familiarize faculty with grantsmanship for community colleges at NSF, including key infrastructure needed to support and receive NSF grants.

  • Workshop Dates:

    5/25/2023 | Time 10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT (rescheduled from 4/13)

  • Who should attend?

    Eligible faculty who are interested in submitting to NSF HSI program solicitation. HSI program eligibility guidelines can be found in NSF solicitation 22-611.

  • Cost

    The workshop is free to all attendees

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Workshop Speakers

Dr. Jon Juarez, Regents Professor, Dona Ana Community College.

Jon Juarez is a New Mexico State University Regents Professor Master Teacher and the Department Chair of the Computer and Information Technology (CIT) Department at Dona Ana Community College (DACC). His teaching career began at DACC in 1989 and his administrative career began in 2004 as chair of the CIT Department. During his academic career, he has co-authored eight application textbooks published by McGraw-Hill from 1991 through 2010.

From 2015 to 2019, he served as the co-chair of the New Mexico Collegiate Business Articulation Consortium (NMCBAC) which aligns learning objectives for 25 two-year and four-year colleges/universities in New Mexico. Beginning in 2014, he has chaired the Management Information Systems Subcommittee for NMCBAC.

Jon’s commitment to student success has been evident by the leadership roles in which he has engaged. His activities include: (1) founding board member of the New Mexico Computer Science Alliance; (2) former board member of the New Mexico Association for Career and Technical Education; (3) former Regional Advisor for the New Mexico Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; (4) former co-advisor for the student chapter of the Southern New Mexico ACM; (5) current departmental advocate for the Women in Technology Club; (6) former advisor for DACC’s Student Government Association; (7) former President of DACC’s Faculty Council; and (8) former President of DACC’s Cultural Diversity Caucus.

Currently, Jon is a Co-PI for NSF National Resource Hub for STEM Education (NSF Awards 1832338 and 1832345); Co-PI for HSI Pilot Project: Experiential Learning STEM Opportunity for Latinos (NSF Award 2225223); and Co-PI for Training of Next Generation Workforce for Smart Food Science and Agricultural Technology in the Internet of Things Era (USDA Award 2021-67037-34163).

Workshop Sponsors and External Links

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