Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions
Membership
General Questions
Who can join the Consortium?

Any Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) of higher education as classified by the Department of Education.  Non-MSI schools and private industry partners are encouraged to join the Consortium as partners.


To learn more, view our member benefits.

How do I use MSRDC's funding vehicle?

Members are encouraged to use our funding vehicle as their own. To learn more, please visit our page about the Cooperative Agreement.

Membership
Who can join the Consortium?

Any Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) of higher education as classified by the Department of Education. Non-MSI schools and private industry partners are encouraged to join the Consortium as partners.


To learn more, view our member benefits.

How do I join the Consortium?

Interested organizations can complete a membership application by clicking here. Please note: all applications require the signature of a senior member of the university's leadership, which is usually:

  • University President
  • Vice President
  • Provost, and/or
  • Director of Research


Applications without the required signatures may be delayed. For questions, email us.

How long does it take to become a member?

Once we have received the signed Membership Application and Consortium Membership Agreement from the correct parties, the approval process is quick. Most organizations see an approval within 3 business days.

How can an Institution verify they are current/active members?

View  our Members page or contact us to learn more.

Do we only need to provide one contact when joining?

No - each application must have five primary points of contact:

  • Membership
  • Technical
  • Accounting
  • Award

Faculty, support staff and other contacts may also be added during the application process. Senior university leadership must sign the application before the application can be reviewed.