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Doing Business As Name:Chief Dull Knife Memorial College
  • Jeffrey Hooker
  • (406) 477-6215
Award Date:08/25/2021
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 200,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 200,000
  • FY 2021=$200,000
Start Date:09/01/2021
End Date:08/31/2022
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.076
Primary Program Source:040106 NSF Education & Human Resource
Award Title or Description:RAPID: STEM Faculty Support To Address Impacts from COVID-19 on Tribal Colleges and Universities Program Institutions
Federal Award ID Number:2140756
DUNS ID:019018154
Parent DUNS ID:070744123
Program:Tribal College & Univers Prog
Program Officer:
  • Lura Chase
  • (703) 292-5173

Awardee Location

Street:P.O.Box 98
City:Lame Deer
County:Lame Deer
Awardee Cong. District:00

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Chief Dull Knife Memorial College
Street:P.O.Box 98
City:Lame Deer
County:Lame Deer
Cong. District:00

Abstract at Time of Award

A goal of the Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) is to increase the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instructional and research capacities of specific institutions of higher education that serve the Nation's indigenous students. Expanding the STEM curricular offerings at these institutions expands the opportunities of their students to pursue challenging, rewarding careers in STEM fields, provides for research studies in areas that may be culturally significant, and encourages a community and generational appreciation for science and mathematics education. The sustainability of STEM instructional capacity gains is significantly enhanced by retaining the talent of credentialed STEM faculty. This project aligns directly with that goal. The COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions to institutions of higher education. For tribal colleges and universities, whose core operating funds are directly aligned with student enrollment, drops in enrollment equate to loss of funding. To mitigate against detrimental pandemic-related effects on STEM instructional capacity, this award will support the salary and professional development of one full-time STEM faculty member at Chief Dull Knife College. This TCUP STEM Faculty award is intended to help maintain Chief Dull Knife College’s STEM program as the college recovers from the deleterious impact of the pandemic. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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