Biscayne College


 Agency/Name Funding Period Award # Partner Existing and Anticipated Outcomes 
 Current Projects
National Institute of Health, Extramural Research Development Award (ERDA) $468,768 9/28/07-6/30/12
5 G11 HD054970-02   1. Sponsor seminars and workshops that address grantsmanship, research administration, research methodology, intellectual property rights, care and use of animals, humans in clinical research, IRB compliance issues, data management, scientific misconduct and professional development.
2. Develop collaborative agreements with research-intensive institutions.
3. Increase applications/proposals submitted to private and public funding sources for the conduct of basic, biomedical and/or behavioral research.
4. Increase success rate in obtaining private and public research funding.
5. Increase number and description of faculty members involved in basic, biomedical and behavioral research supported through the established EARDA-supported office.
6. Increase number and description of students involved in basic, biomedical and behavioral research supported through the established EARDA supported-office.
7. Increase presentations and submitted/accepted papers relevant to the EARDA-supported office.
Grant Proposals Under Review
U.S. Department of Education, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
$1,911,329
N/A    Migrant Education and Research Council (MERC)   Project Title: Futuro Brillante. Enrollment and support for students for the first year of college at St. Thomas University (approximately 35 students each year for five years). Provide continued support and services to ensure that a significant percentage of those students return for a second year of college. The project will focus initial efforts in the large migrant and seasonal worker community in the Homestead, Florida area.
1. Substantial enrollment increase in quantity and quality at STU.
2. Eight percent indirect funding for STU general budget.
3. Partnerships with key community, state, and national organizations.
4. Furthering the University’s mission and commitment to human rights and dignity.
U.S Department of Education, High-School Equivalency Program (HEP) $1,839,436  N/A   Migrant Education and Research Council (MERC), Office of Academic Support Services
Project Title: Podemos! Each year, 75 participants will be tutored to pass the GED, with a minimum of 69 percent receiving the GED credential and 80 percent of those participants continuing to college, military service, and/or employment.
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2. 1. STU will create a GED Testing Center in South Dade, providing revenue as well as a presence for the institution in the southern part of the county
3. 2. STU will partner with Miami Dade Public Schools, Miami Dade County, South Florida Workforce, St. Ann Mission, and March 2 Success to build a foundation for a Center for Migrant Education and Research at STU.  
4. 3. The grant requires that program participants, upon successfully passing the GED, either enroll in college or military service or obtain employment. Participants will be encouraged to attend STU either as full-time or distance education students.
U.S. Department of Education, Upward Bound 



$1,242,059 N/A    Migrant Education and Research Council (MERC)  Project Title: St. Thomas University Upward Bound, Adelante!. The project will enable 65 eligible participants in Homestead and South Dade Senior High School to realize demonstrable academic development and readiness, counseling, individual encouragement and motivation essential for success, to prepare for and gain entry into higher education.1. Creating a feeder system based in the Homestead area
2. Recruitment of students acculturated to STU by advanced planning and summer workshops
3. During the five year period of funding the first participants will be high school freshmen and sophomores so the first college enrollment would be in third year.
4. Recruitment of other students by their STU visits and by STU presence in the high schools
5. Provision of financial support to existing and recruited STU students for UB tutoring
National Science Foundation, Science, Technology, and Society (STS) $466,143
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Project Title:  Interdisciplinary Research on Catholicism and Evolutionism

A research-based project in Biscayne College to launch an interdisciplinary and interfaculty institutional basis to promote the historical and philosophical understanding of the relations between science, technology, and religion and to provide educational outreach to the religious community and educators.
1.Promote undergraduate research and training by creating research assistantships, practicums, internships, and work-study opportunities for students;
2. Conduct comparative research on the relations between science, technology, and religion in the East and West; 
3. Create a major online database and a special collection in the main library;
4.Collaborate with the Humanities and Technology Review;
5. Hold seminars and workshops on relevant topics.
6. Establish within Biscayne College a Center for the Study of Humanities and Sciences.

National Science Foundation, Ethics Education is Science and Engineering $400,000 N/A   Senior Partners: STU STEM Ethics Center and New Mexico Tech University
Junior Partner: Biscayne College
Project Title: Teaching STEM Ethics through Immersion
1. Addresses STEM ethical challenges by combining the strengths of St. Thomas University in ethics with the strengths of New Mexico Tech in graduate STEM education
2. Multi-year immersion, inductive and experiential project focused on the scientific, technological, political, economic, social, and ethical issues discussed in public hearings and the analysis of the relative value of each of these issues.
3. Ethical concepts derived from these direct experiences will then be structured into educational modules, which, in turn, can be integrated systematically into the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum – by subject matter and course level – at STU and educational institutions globally.
U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration $314,625     Senior Partners: STU School of Business, Migrant Education and Research Council (MERC)
Junior Partner: Biscayne College Project Title: Cultivating Regional Opportunities Production (CROP)
1. Realize the Institute for Global Entrepreneurship through infrastructure including funds for space, travel, salaries, equipment, Institute site in Homestead, and additional resources.
2. Enrollment of entrepreneurs into funded coursework dedicated to small business development.
3. Faculty salary funding and research development in the area of entrepreneurship.
4. Fulfills STUs commitment “to the academic and professional success of its students who become ethical leaders in our global community,” through partnership of Academic Affairs and University Advancement. 
5.Duplication of the entrepreneurial model, resulting in partnerships with institutions in the Southeastern U.S.
6. Significant economic development research
7. Entrepreneurial Model that can be used throughout the Southeastern US
8. Minimum of 8-10 successful, developed small businesses
9. Model duplication and dissemination
Grant Proposals (Being Prepared)
U.S. Department of Education, Upward Bound for Veterans   $???,??? N/A      
Grant Proposals (Under Consideration)
National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions $75,000       1. Development of First-Year Writing Communities at STU
2. Funding support for STU’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
Grant Projects (Completed During Capital Campaign Period
ICUF/Florida Department of Education Democracy’s Laboratory Project, Cycle III 
$106,000 2010-2011     1. Advance Civics education by improving the teaching of the Civics study and by University coursework in study of democracy.
2. Gain a greater understanding and realization of democracy in practice in South Florida communities.
3. Provide greater understanding current uprising of peoples of the Middle East and Asia which should be analyzed by our social studies teachers from fourth grade through twelfth grade.
4. Seek the establishment of the Center for Democracy at STU with the cooperation of Miami Dade County Schools, Broward County Schools, and Council for Change in Education.