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Institutions/Agencies Involved

Any HSI eligible institution, as certified by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), can put forth a FaST participant.

Any National Research Initiative (NRI) grant program can serve as a host institution/lab.

University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will administer the program.

USDA Collaborator: Michael Bowers, National Program Leader - Ecology, NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture)

Benefits of FaST

USDA Priority Need Areas Addressed:

  1. Strengthen institutional educational capacities.
  2. Attract and support undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups.
  3. Facilitate cooperative initiatives between two or more Hispanic Serving Institutions, or between Hispanic-Serving Institutions and units of State government or the private sector.