The 2020 Jumpstart summer workshops offered by the NSF HSI National STEM Resource Hub provide basic insight and instruction on how to compete for NSF funding (

The workshop content prepares attendees to submit applications to the NSF HSI Initiative solicitation NSF 19‐540 that seeks to increase grant support for STEM Education in Hispanic Serving Institutions (due date third Wednesday in September, annually). During the event, participants will have a unique opportunity to seek advice from successful grant applicants, to direct questions to experienced and knowledgeable grant awardees, and to analyze a sample proposal to learn the elements of a grant proposal.

Intended Audience

The workshop is designed for anyone interested in applying for the NSF HSI Initiative call NSF 19‐540.

The Chicago workshop is open to all attendees of the Northeastern Illinois University TitleIII/DOE conference who will have priority admission.  Conference attendees should complete the application process below and will be admitted in the order their application is received. Pre-workshop training materials will be sent to those who apply by the deadline of April 10, 2020.

Non-conference attendees are welcome to participate. Selection priority for non-conference attendees is for applicants who are (1faculty within their first 10 years of academic appointment, (2) from 2‐year and 4‐year HSIs that have been awarded limited prior NSF support, and (3) those who seek to collaborate on applications from these institutions.


Cost:  There are no fees to attend. Applicants whose home institution is more than 50 miles from the workshop location and who apply by the deadline of April 10, 2020 will be eligible to apply for stipends to offset the cost of attendance (maximum 10).



Workshop Leaders: Laura Sanders (NEIU), Elba Serrano (NMSU)


Travel and Accommodations: Attendees are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel and accommodations.

Workshop Materials

  • Posted January 27, 2020

    Update: 04/22/2020

  • Final Agenda


  • Workshop Participants

    Meet our participants: TBA

  • Workshop Speakers

    The speakers, organizers, and staff who made it all possible: TBA

  • Flyer


  • Picture of the Workshop Particpants


Dates & Locations


Northeastern Illinois University, El Centro, 3390 North Avondale Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60618

  • May 1, 2020 (40 participants): 1:30 – 4:15 pm
  • Check- in at reception desk.


No special hotel is designated for the workshop.  Accommodations are plentiful in the surrounding area:

Registration fee: None


  • The nearest airports are Chicago O’Hare (ORD) or Chicago Midway (MDW)


Nourishment. We will provide light fare for the workshop


If you have questions, please contact:
Margie Vela
Program Manager
NSF HSI STEM Resource Hub
[email protected]

This workshop is supported by Northeastern Illinois University, and the National Science Foundation (Awards 1832338/NMSU; 1832345/CSUN). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed during the workshop are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the views of Northeastern Illinois University, the National Science Foundation, Cal State Northridge, DACC or New Mexico State University.