AGEP - Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate
AGEP alliances consist of institutions dedicated to supporting underrepresented minority students, women, and students with disabilities to complete advanced degrees in the STEM fields. Alliances provide a variety of support programs including research support, professional development and mentoring, as well as cultural and social activities.
The National Science Foundation's AGEP program is committed to the national goal of increasing the numbers of underrepresented minorities (URMs), including those with disabilities, entering and completing STEM graduate education and postdoctoral training to levels representative of the available pool. Increased URM participation in advanced STEM education and training is critical for supporting the development of a diverse professional STEM workforce especially a diverse STEM faculty who serve as the intellectual, professional, personal, and organizational role models that shape the expectations of future scientists and engineers. To achieve this long term goal, the AGEP program supports the development, implementation, study, and dissemination of innovative models and standards of graduate education and postdoctoral training that are designed to improve URM participation, preparation, and success.
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PROGRAMS RECENTLY FUNDED THROUGH NSF AGEP
The alliance includes five, PhD-granting institutions in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (Texas A&M University, Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M University-C . . . read more.
Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M University
, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, West Texas A&M University
The California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (California Alliance) consists of the University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; Stanford Universit . . . read more.
California Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley
, University of California, Los Angeles
The underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate programs is well known an . . . read more.
Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Indiana University, Bloomington, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, Madison
PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP is an alliance of the three public research universities in Maryland, led by UMBC, dedicated to the increasing the number and diversity of Ph.D. graduates in the sciences and . . . read more.
University of Maryland, Baltimore, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, University of Maryland, College Park
From state-of-the-art labs to world-class research libraries, the Michigan AGEP Alliance partners offer graduate learning environments rich with resources. Cutting-edge programs and abundant interdisc . . . read more.
Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, University of Michigan
, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University
Required Qualifications: US citizen & PhD in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) fields.
Preferred Qualifications: Expressed interest in tenure track faculty positions at research inte . . . read more.
Brookhaven National Laboratory, State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook
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