Accession Number : ADA315552

Title :   A Project of Technical Assistance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions to Increase Capabilities.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 94-31 Jul 96,

Corporate Author : DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA UNIV WASHINGTON

Personal Author(s) : Sullivan, Samuel

PDF Url : ADA315552

Report Date : 31 JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : Section 832 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 increased the statutory authority of the Department of Defense to provide infrastructure assistance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority Institutions (HBCUs/MIs). Under this authority, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) contracted with the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), and separately with Southern University at Baton Rouge, to provide technical assistance to HBCUs/MIs to enhance their ability to compete successfully for Air Force basic and applied research grants, contracts, and fellowships. Technical assistance was provided in structuring formal sponsored research programs, proposal development, acquainting HBCUs/MIs scientific faculties with Air Force research programs, and guidance in grant and contract management. The effort also included counseling and advising HBCUs/MIs to facilitate their adherence to related technical performance, and administrative and Federal regulatory requirements.

Descriptors :   *MINORITIES, *AIR FORCE TRAINING, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *UNIVERSITIES, *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, *BLACKS(RACIAL GROUP), REQUIREMENTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, GUIDANCE, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, GRANTS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE