What is AGEP?
The AGEP (Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate) Program is a national graduate education program consisting of 33 alliances in higher education funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goals of AGEP include increasing significantly the enrollment of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are members of under represented groups (women, African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Persons with Disabilities) in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and SBES (Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences) doctoral programs and who receive the doctoral degree and enter the professoriate.
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the Lead Institution in two AGEP alliances that partners with the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Polytechnic University and Stevens Institute of Technology in STEM fields and with the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University in SBES fields. All doctoral students in STEM/SBES fields are eligible to participate in AGEP activities.
Participating disciplines include Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Economics, Educational Psychology, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Speech and Hearing Sciences, and Urban Education.
AGEP scholars are part of a community of graduate school scientists both within CUNY and across the nation. Other benefits include mentoring, workshops on professional development, monthly colloquia, travel awards to attend national conferences, academic support, tuition remission and summer research grants.
AGEP supports both entering and continuing students in its mission to reduce-time-to degree and to undertake institutional change.
Please forward questions to:
Dr. Gail Smith
Acting Assistant Provost/AGEP Principal Investigator
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 3300.31
New York, NY 10016