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The NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program is intended to increase significantly the number of domestic students receiving doctoral degrees in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), with special emphasis on those population groups underrepresented in these fields. AGEP is particularly interested in increasing the number of minorities who will enter the professoriate in these disciplines. Specific objectives of the AGEP program are to develop and implement innovative models for recruiting, mentoring, and retaining minority students in STEM doctoral programs, and to develop effective strategies for identifying and supporting underrepresented minorities who want to pursue academic careers.

The alliance must consist of two or more doctoral degree granting institutions serving STEM graduate education needs. One of these primary institutions must be designated as the lead institution for the project.  

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 5:00 pm Friday, April 21, 2006. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages, briefly summarizing 1) participating institutions and departments; 2) strategies for recruiting, mentoring, and advancing minority students in STEM doctoral programs; 3) strategies for identifying and supporting underrepresented minorities who want to pursue academic careers; and 4) anticipated benchmarks and indicators of progress.


Up to $5 million

MU Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 21, 2006 (letter of intent)
Sponsor Deadline:

June 15, 2006 (letter of intent)
June 30, 2006 (full proposal)

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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in physical and life science disciplines. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

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