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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
Pennsylvania State University will implement an AGEP Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education project entitled "An Exploratory Examination of STEM Graduate Programs between the United State . . . read more.

University of London
University of Texas, El Paso
lead institutionPennsylvania State 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.

California Institute of Technology
Stanford University
lead institutionUniversity 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
The proposed project will enhance the leadership development experience for women of color who provide the kind of academic and psychosocial support for underrepresented minority students that leads t . . . read more.

Fisk University
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University
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
The University of California-Berkeley proposes to conduct an AGEP Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education project entitled Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Mechanisms in Improving Mentoring . . . read more.

lead institutionUniversity of California, Berkeley
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
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
lead institutionUniversity of Michigan
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University
Washington State University, the University of Montana, the University of Idaho and Montana State University will collaborate to create the Pacific Northwest Alliance: Collaborative Opportunities for . . . read more.

Heritage University
Montana State University
Montana Tech
Salish Kootenai College
University of Idaho
University of Montana
lead institutionWashington State 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.

lead institutionState University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Tuskegee University, Auburn University and Alabama State University will collaborate to create the Tuskegee Alliance to Forge Pathways to Academic Careers (T-PAC). This project was created in response . . . read more.

Alabama State University
Auburn University
lead institutionTuskegee University
Underrepresented minority graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) face multiple challenges with identity negotiation as they progress through graduate programs at . . . read more.

lead institutionWestern Michigan University

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