The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
16th Annual Science Conference - Friday, February 1, 2013


Frequently Asked Questions


How can I receive an AGEP Fellowship?

The AGEP project is not exclusively a fellowship program. Allowable student support is limited to short-term fellowships and fellowship supplements. Entering students seeking financial support should first contact their executive officer or mentor, who will forward a request to the AGEP Program Principal Investigator, Professor Gail Smith, at the following address: gsmith@gc.cuny.edu. Since AGEP is not a fellowship program, but seeks to supplement institutional funding to enhance the financial package offered by Programs, the AGEP Director will forward a Financial Statement Form and an Application Form to the Program for completion as a prerequisite to granting supplemental funding.

Although I have received AGEP funding, I no longer have such funding. Am I still an AGEP Fellow?

Yes. Participation in AGEP is not contingent on financial support.

What benefits does AGEP offer?

AGEP fellows belong to a community of scientists attending monthly colloquia with similar research interests. Additional benefits include mentoring, workshops on professional development, travel awards to attend national conferences, academic support, tuition remission, summer research awards.

What financial support is available for continuing students?

Continuing students may apply for supplemental financial support, summer research awards and travel awards. Applications are available on the CUNY AGEP website.

As an AGEP Fellow, what is expected of me?

AGEP fellows are expected to remain in good academic standing, to participate in AGEP events and to update their CVs and forward annual progress reports to the AGEP Principal Investigator at gsmith@gc.cuny.edu.

Which disciplines in the sciences are included in AGEP?

CUNY AGEP disciplines include Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Economics, Educational Psychology, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Speech –Learning and Hearing Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Education.

I am an International student. Am I eligible to participate in AGEP?

International students are welcome at all AGEP-sponsored events at the Graduate Center, but are not eligible to receive AGEP financial support.

Why is financial support limited to underrepresented minorities , citizens and permanent residents?

The goal of the NSF AGEP Program is to increase the national science workforce by training its citizens to conduct research, teach, and gain employment with skills needed to strengthen the nation.