Title:  Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
Agency:  National Science Foundation
Summary:  This program seeks to advance knowledge about models to improve pathways to the professoriate and success for historically underrepresented minority doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty, particularly African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders, in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields. New and innovative models are encouraged, as are models that reproduce and/or replicate existing evidence-based alliances in significantly different disciplines, institutions, and participant cohorts. The AGEP program goal is to increase the number of historically underrepresented minority faculty, in specific STEM disciplines and STEM education research fields, by advancing knowledge about pathways to career success. The program objectives include: To support the development, implementation and study of innovative models of doctoral education, postdoctoral training, and faculty advancement for historically underrepresented minorities in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields; and to advance knowledge about the underlying issues, policies and practices that have an impact on the participation, transitions and advancement of historically underrepresented minorities in the STEM academy. A maximum of $2M for each of 5-6 new AGEP Transformation Alliances is anticipated
Solicitation Number:  NSF 16-552
Agency Contact:  Mark Leddy, 703/292-4655, mleddy@nsf.gov
URL:  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16552/nsf16552.htm
Area(s):  Educ, Eng, MLPS, SS