Clovis Community College, Clovis, California, January 24-25


Our 2020 Jumpstart workshops provide basic insight and instruction on how to compete for NSF funding.  The workshop prepares attendees to submit applications to the NSF HSI Initiative call NSF 19-540 (

The content will focus on preparing grants for the new NSF HSI Initiative that seeks to increase grant support for STEM Education in Hispanic Serving Institutions (due date September 18, annually). During the event, participants will have a rare opportunity to seek advice from successful grant applicants, to direct questions to experienced and knowledgeable grant awardees, and to closely analyze a sample proposal to learn which pitfalls to avoid.

Intended Audience

The workshops are open to anyone interested in applying for the NSF HSI Initiative call NSF 19-540. Preference is for applicants who are (1) from 2-year and 4-year HSIs with limited prior NSF support (2) faculty within their first 10 years of academic appointment, and (3) those who seek to collaborate on applications with these institutions.


Cost:  Accepted applicants will be eligible to apply for stipends to offset the cost of attendance. Registration fees vary based on area-specific workshop venues.

Application:  The finalized application should be submitted at this link:
Prepare to submit your application using this document. It is recommended to upload a letter of institutional support with your application.

Travel and Accommodations: Attendees are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel and accommodations. For some workshops, a limited number of rooms for a special price have been arranged. Please see details above under the specific workshops.

Dates & Locations

  • Clovis Community College, Clovis, California, January 24-25 1pm-8pm Day 1 and 9-5 Day 2.
    • For early decision apply by Dec. 10, final deadline by Dec 19
    • No designated conference hotel
    • No registration fee
    • Stipend for eligible attendees that reside more than 50 miles away from the site, $300