PROMISE and Professional Development

The National Science Foundation’s 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 (i.e., African-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders).

In addition, 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:

  1. To develop and implement innovative models for recruiting, mentoring, and retaining minority students in STEM doctoral programs, and,
  2. To develop effective strategies for identifying and supporting underrepresented minorities who want to pursue academic careers.

Visit PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP for more information about all this program offers.