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NIFA-15-008 Applicant Guidance: National Needs and Multicultural Scholars

As a faculty member you want the best for your promising students. You've decided to apply for a National Needs Fellowship or Multicultural Scholars grant to support them. If it's your first time, you may have a few questions about what makes a successful proposal. If you are a returning applicant you may want to review this information to make your application more competitive.


  • NNF and MSP Tip Sheet: suggestions for writing competitive applications 
  • Backgrounder on NNF: details on the NNF grant program, such as eligibility and evaluation process
  • Backgrounder on MSP: details on the MSP program, such as eligibility and evaluation process
  • Backgrounder on AFRI Fellows

*Disclaimer: The contents of this document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.


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