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AGEP - Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate


map of recently funded AGEPs 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.

Read more about NSF's AGEP program or view the most recent NSF AGEP solicitation

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Projects 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, San Antonio
Tarleton State University
lead institutionTexas A&M University
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Texas A&M International University
Texas A&M University, Kingsville
Texas A&M University, Commerce
West Texas A&M University

The University of California-Berkeley will lead a regional network with the University of California-Los Angeles, Stanford University and the California Institute of Technology to refine, implement, s . . . read more.

lead institutionUniversity of California, Berkeley

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.

lead institutionUniversity of California, Berkeley
California Institute of Technology
Stanford University
University of California, Los Angeles
an IBP member program
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
an IBP member program
The project includes activities to address faculty and postdoc behavior and knowledge about mentoring, advising, and mitigating implicit bias and micro-aggressions as well as activities to support dis . . . read more.

Boston University
Cornell University
Howard University
Iowa State University
Michigan State University
Northwestern University
State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo
University of Georgia
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Texas, Arlington

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.

lead institutionUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, Baltimore
University of Maryland, College Park



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