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Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (EDGE-SBE)

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

EDGE-SBE is one of a number of programs funded by the National Science Foundation aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in the social, behavioral and economic sciences, who enter and complete PhD programs and go on to academic jobs.

EDGE-SBE is a collaboration between Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A & M University. At Stanford, EDGE-SBE is a broadly interdisciplinary program with connections to the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCRSE) and IRiSS.

EDGE-SBE offers the following forms of support:

• Graduate Diversity Fellowships. These are "add-ons" to the basic financial packages offered by Stanford departments. Among other things, these funds help support research by the fellows and travel by fellows to professional conferences.

• One-on-One Mentoring. In addition to any advisors assigned by their department, EDGE fellows are assigned to a faculty mentor and a graduate student mentor. These mentors work with EDGE-SBE to help the student make a successful transition to graduate school and to academia.

• Connections to Colleagues at Other Institutions. A yearly conference supported by EDGE-SBE allows fellows to present ideas, obtain feedback and network with peers and professors at participating universities. The goal is to provide a highly supportive environment that fosters both professional and personal connections.

Individuals interested in participating in EDGE-SBE should visit our Prospective Students page.ational conferences & excellent placement record at top graduate schools.

Participating Institution(s):
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Stanford University (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
International Studies
Linguistics & Speech Sciences
Philosophy & Ethics
Political Science
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
Urban Planning & Design

Social Behavior
Social Cultural Processes
Social Policy
Social Psychology
Under-Represented Minorities

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 3/10/2022
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