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Funder Tool Kits: UCF as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)


This Funder Tool Kit specifically highlights UCF as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). It includes status information, funding opportunities, proposal guidance, and additional resources. The Tool Kits are a collaborative effort between the UCF Libraries and OR Research Development Team, and this Tool Kit was developed with support by the UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion.




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UCF procedures for pursuing HSI funding:

  • Contact your college research administrator to discuss eligibility, requirements, procedures, and next steps as soon as possible.

  • Note: Dr. Cyndia Muñiz (​Assistant Director for Hispanic Initiatives) is the signature authority for HSI/MSI certification and grant verification letters. 


UCF HSI information that may be helpful to reference in HSI proposals:


HSI Eligibility Definition and Instructions​

Funder-Specific Proposal Resources


Hispanic Serving Institutions POC at UCF

This point of contact is very familiar with HSI eligibility, priorities, and processes and can give helpful advice to support your proposal success. 

Cyndia Morales Muñiz, ’13 Ed.D.
​​Director of HSI Culture and Partnerships
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
President’s Office Division
University of Central Florida
Office: 407.823.0524 |
HSI Homepage

Support from UCF Librarians

Get Help With:

  • Citation Management
  • Data Management Plans
  • Publishing & Author Rights
  • STARS - Data Hosting
  • Literature Review (select by subject from the list below):

    General Proposal Support from Research Development Team

    Now that you have found the perfect funding opportunity, let us help you build the perfect proposal. The OR Research Development team can help with planning, preparation assistance, draft review feedback, informational resources, and more! Visit our website for next steps information.

    Large Proposal Support from Research Development Team

    A unique approach to supporting large, complex proposal submissions.

    Find Potential Collaborators

    Find potential collaborators via the PIVOT Database - Run a search or View tutorials

    Find scholarship related to HSI Awards with the Web of Knowledge View tutorial  or Search now

    The OR Research Development Team would be happy to help search for potential collaborators at UCF.  Visit our website for more information.