Institution Designations/Classifications 

To support applicants in assessing eligibility for Funding Opportunity Announcements, the Office of Science has compiled a list of institutions with the following specified: Minority Serving Institution designation, Carnegie classification, and Emerging Research Institution classification. Since these designations/classifications can change, files are dated to indicate the time period covered.

Link Eligibility Dates Covered Significant Changes from Prior Posting
Excel August 16, 2023 to Present Updated Minority Serving Institution designations using the Department of Education’s 2023 Eligibility Matrix.
Excel December 15, 2022 to August 15, 2023 Updated total federal R&D expenditures using the National Science Foundation's FY 2021 Higher Education Research and Development Survey data.


November 22, 2022 to December 14, 2022

First posting. Updated 1/9/23 to include institutions offering post-master's certificates as the highest degree offered as an eligible Emerging Research Institution.