The Foundation, acting in coordination with BCSP, will administer funds within the Professional Advancement Fund for the specific purpose of alleviating the financial burden placed upon qualified SH&E programs seeking accreditation or re-accreditation through ABET.
Under the guidelines established by the Board of Trustees, the BCSP Foundation will provide support for qualified academic programs seeking to establish ABET accreditation or entering the process for said re-accreditation. This support will be made available through an annual grant application process for qualified grant seekers with payments made in two installments to selected grantees.
At this time, the Foundation, under the leadership of the Trustees, has designated that qualified applicants are eligible for a total award of not more than $10,000.00, to be administered in two distinct installments with reporting requirements applied to each phase of the grant process.
Phase 1 Funding: First payment of up to $5,000 (Accreditation) following the submission of the completed Foundation application
Phase 2 Funding: Second payment of up to $5,000 (confirmation of Accreditation) following submission of required documentation to the Foundation
Applications for this grant will re-open September 1, 2021