Visitation Programs

McNair Grad School Fair at UMBC 9/17. Please register & recruit

posted Aug 12, 2011, 10:26 AM by PROMISE AGEP

On behalf of the McNair Scholars Program at UMBC, I am sharing information about the Graduate School Fair that will take place during UMBC's annual McNair conference in September. We invite you to register for a table to recruit students for your graduate programs.  To date, we have students registered from universities in Maryland, Illinois, California, Texas, New Jersey, and West Virginia.  There are students who are studying STEM disciplines, including the Social Sciences.  Attached, you will find the Graduate School Fair's  "Participant Registration Form" for the conference.  It is also available on McNair's conference website at  The Graduate Fair is on Saturday, September 19, 2011.  Come to Baltimore! Visit our campus and recruit students for yours. We hope that you will join us!

Department of State Grant Opportunity

posted Jun 2, 2011, 8:04 AM by PROMISE AGEP

The Office of Science and Technology Cooperation in the Bureau of the Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the Department of State is pleased to announce:
Request for Applications: Building Opportunity out of Science and Technology (BOOST)
Application due June 23, 2011.

Fellowship Opportunity for Master’s Degree in Comparative and International Disability Policy

posted Apr 27, 2011, 7:45 AM by PROMISE AGEP

The Nippon Foundation will provide full fellowships including tuitions, books, required assistive technology and other support services, to a small group of individuals with disabilities to pursue graduate studies (Master’s level) in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIPD), beginning in August 2011 at the recently establishment Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) for the ASEAN region.

The aim of the IDPP is to serve as a regional resource to both public and private sectors. The institute will develop a cadre of leaders who will work to foster public policies consistent with the overall visio

Summer 2011 - Many Learning Pathways in the Ocean Sciences Webinar Series

posted Apr 27, 2011, 7:37 AM by PROMISE AGEP

COSEE Ocean Sciences, the Institute for Broadening Participation and COSEE Ocean Learning Communities are pleased to announce a pilot webinar series titled “Many Learning Pathways in the Ocean Sciences” featuring ocean and climate scientists paired with education scientists from across the country. The series will highlight scientists making significant contributions in their fields and will be a forum for sharing successful strategies for increasing diversity in the ocean sciences community. The presenters will talk about their science topics as well as their experiences being an under-represented minority in a science field, and/or their experience providing mentorship to under-represented minorities.

You're invited to join us for these webinars, in which these researchers will present their research through a unique concept-map format, and to interact through a live chat and a question and answer session. Free and easy to attend, these webinars provide direct access to scientists and experienced mentors as well as customizable, take-home resources from the professional literature. There will be opportunities in future webinars for interested participants to apply what they learn in these online interactions by sharing their research interests with diverse audiences of educators and students around the country. 

Webinar 1: Fri, May 13, 2011 – 2:30-3:30 pm ET – [Register now!]


Featuring: Prof. Christina De La Rocha (Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France), Prof. Phil Bell and Prof. Carrie Tzou (COSEE-Ocean Learning Communities)


Prof. Christina De La Rocha is a Professor in the Marine Environmental Sciences Laboratory (LEMAR) of the European Institute for Marine Research (IUEM) at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, and studies biogeochemical cycling in the oceans. In addition to her research, Christina will also share her experiences being an under-represented minority (URM) scientist with emphasis on the support structures that were helpful in the pursuit of her career. (Note: For an English translation of the French website above, paste the URL into this website:


Profs. Phil Bell and Carrie Tzou (COSEE-Ocean Learning Communities) will follow the science interaction portion of the webinar. They will share supporting literature from their fields that describe the need for multiple sources of support from a variety of sources to enhance Learners’ personal and intellectual development.

CDAE: Celebratin​g Diversity and Academic Excellence (CIE event at Stony Brook University on May 2)

posted Apr 20, 2011, 9:44 AM by PROMISE AGEP

Dear Esteemed Colleagues:

You are cordially invited to attend an event on the Stony Brook University campus on Monday, May 2.
The Center for Inclusive Education with co-sponsorship from numerous departments on campus will be hosting a one day event to showcase the growing community of top underrepresented minority doctoral student scientists and scholars at Stony Brook University.  It is the first time such an event is being held to highlight graduate students research across all disciplines.  We believe that raising their visibility as well as the awareness of our collective efforts in promoting access and success in higher education will lead to a more inclusive society of academic, political and scientific leaders.  This was the rationale of the Presidential Mini Grant that we won to fund a large portion of this event.
The full day event will begin with two fantastic guest speakers, a lunch with research symposium and conclude with a brief awards ceremony.
AGEP students and colleagues throughout the country are invited to participate. 
Here is the Web site for more information:
The event is free, we only ask that participants please register!!!

Thank you.

Preparing for the Professoriate Conference at The University of Albany

posted Mar 8, 2011, 7:52 AM by PROMISE AGEP

The University at Albany is pleased to announce its seventh Preparing for the Professoriate Conference scheduled for April 8-9, 2011.  This National Science Foundation & AGEP sponsored conference is designed to communicate the necessity of preparing a diverse professoriate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  We invite undergraduate and graduate STEM students from diverse cultural backgrounds to join with faculty and staff in discussing effective means to prepare and transition into the professoriate.

Renowned keynote speakers and dynamic workshop facilitators will share up-to-date information on issues of vital concern to undergraduate and graduate students. Students will tour UAlbany’s state-of-the-art School of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering Facility and interact with key faculty.  Similar to previous years, this year’s conference will also feature juried poster and oral presentation for graduate and undergraduate students. Monetary prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners.

Conference materials and meals are provided for all registered conference attendees.  Additionally, complimentary hotel accommodations are available for out-of-town guests. However, travel is the responsibility of the attendees and a $15.00 processing fee is required of all conference participants. This nominal amount helps to defray some of the costs associated with hosting the conference. Checks should be made payable to:  University Auxiliary Services, Item #25.

Student Poster Presentation application forms are available online under the registration link.  Please note that students can apply online to register for the conference and participate in the poster session. The deadline for student submissions is March 25, 2011.

To obtain additional information for Preparing for the Professoriate, view the following link:

4th Conference on Understanding Interventions, May 26-28, 2011

posted Mar 8, 2011, 7:47 AM by PROMISE AGEP

The 4th Conference on Understanding Interventions That Broaden Participation in Research Careers is now open for registration at There you will find links for conference registration, hotel reservation, and application forms for abstracts and travel grants.

The conference will be held May 26-28 in Nashville on the campus of Vanderbilt University. The conference is structured to address the distinct needs of the various communities represented among attendees (Scholars, Program Directors, Evaluators, etc.), while preserving the conference theme, Gateways to Broadening Partici pation in Science and Medicine. Please note that the planning Committee has developed a preliminary set of topical sessions. You are asked to submit an abstract that fits into one or more of these session categories.

RIT- 9th Annual Future Faculty Career Exploration Program

posted Mar 3, 2011, 6:58 AM by PROMISE AGEP

The Future Faculty Career Exploration Program is an all-expense-paid visit to RIT and Rochester, NY from September 28 through October 2, 2011.  RIT’s 9th annual Future Faculty Career Exploration Program (FFCEP) is one of a series of recruitment strategies designed to fuel the future pipeline of diverse faculty. This innovative program furthers RIT's diversity efforts by bringing students nearing the end of their post doctoral, doctoral or MFA studies to Rochester to receive the “RIT treatment.” We also welcome applications from those that have completed their degrees and junior faculty.


The FFCEP is a unique and exciting opportunity to explore potential career choices through exploratory interviews; research presentations; meetings with deans, department heads, and RIT’s President; as well as participate in campus and community tours. The program allows participants to discuss their academic work and career interests with RIT deans and faculty as well as learning of RIT’s teaching and research agendas and vision.  Previous years’ FFCEP programs have resulted in thirteen faculty hires and a summer teaching experience.


Selection Criteria

·    An individual with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

We are especially interested in applications from people of color who are underrepresented and underserved in teaching professions

(i.e. African American, Latin American, American Indian, or Alaskan Native)

·    Within one year of receiving or already completed Ph.D., MFA, or Post Doctoral assignment

·    Desire academic teaching career at an exceptional institution

·    Receiving degrees in Business, Liberal Arts, Science, Engineering, Applied Science &  

   Technology, Computing & Information Sciences, Imaging Arts & Sciences and Sustainability

·    Demonstrate potential to fill open and/or anticipated vacancies at RIT

·    Able to travel to Rochester for a weekend, September 28 through October 2, 2011


We hope that you will apply to be considered for this all-expense-paid opportunity.  More information and online applications can be found at:


Applications must be received by June 1, 2011.  Selection decisions should be made by early August.


If you are not interested in applying for the Future Faculty Career Exploration Program but still want to get into our database please follow the directions below so we can add you to our internal referral database. Our office maintains a database which is used as a pipeline to recommend doctoral students or post docs for new faculty job openings at Rochester Institute of Technology.  Please log on to: to complete a Prospect Data Form and be sure to also upload your current CV.


If you have any questions, please contact us at 585-475-5775 or  If you are not interested in these opportunities please inform us and we will remove you from further emails on the 2011 program.


 Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention

Rochester Institute of Technology

90 Lomb Memorial Drive · Rochester, New York 14623-5604

Voice: 585-475-5775 · Fax: 585-475-4480 · E-mail: · Web:



“Excellence through Diversity, Journey to Greatness: Doing it the RIT Way”


Call for Proposals for the 2010 AAAS Annual Meeting

posted Mar 2, 2011, 10:35 AM by PROMISE AGEP

AAAS is now accepting proposals for the 2012 Annual Meeting to be held 16-20 February in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Flattening the World: Building the 21st Century Global Knowledge Society

The Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the most important general science venue for a growing segment of scientists and engineers who are interested in the latest advances as well as multidisciplinary topics and the influence of science and technology on how we live today. Thousands of leading scientists, engineers, educators, and policy-makers interact with one another and with hundreds of members from national and international media. In fact, the growing number of international attendees attests to the growing international nature of this gathering. More than 150 sessions spread across about a dozen tracks are usually presented at the Annual Meeting.

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 11:59 p.m. PT. Decisions will be announced in July.

The online submission site for symposium proposals is now open.

More information is here:

SAPAI 2011 Summer Writing Retreat and Tribal College Faculty Preparation Training

posted Mar 2, 2011, 10:23 AM by PROMISE AGEP

Student to Academic Professoriate for American Indians (SAPAI) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation to increase the rates of degree completion for American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  It also aims to increase the representation of AIAN scholars in STEM faculties at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU).

We are currently recruiting participants for the 2011 SAPAI Writing Retreat and Faculty Preparation Workshops.  Please forward this information on these amazing and unique opportunities to students who may be interested. 

SAPAI Writing Retreat 2011:

Dates:  June 13 – July 22

Tentative Location:  Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana

This six week writing workshop will focus on bolstering critical scientific composition skills while providing guidance in drafting graduate theses and dissertations. Some key workshop elements will include; getting started with your writing, technical writing strategies, applying effective literature reviews, getting into the writing ‘zone’, effectively using your graduate committee, and utilizing constructive formal and informal peer review resources. The Writing Retreat provides the opportunity for participants to fully engage in writing without distraction and with the support of a writing coach, teaching assistant, and peer group. By the end of the workshop students should be close to completing a draft of their document for initial review by their graduate committees.  In addition to writing support, Retreat participants also receive:  Weekly stipends ($250), lodging, meals, transportation (to and from retreat location), and limited child care assistance.

Required prerequisites:

American Indian/Alaska Native graduate students in STEM fields who have completed all degree requirements with the exception of their thesis/dissertation are eligible.  Contact SAPAI Program Manager (contact info below) to see if your major/field of study is eligible.

SAPAI TCU Faculty Preparation 2011:

Dates:  July 25 – August 12

Tentative Location:  Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana

Scholars will participate in a TCU Training Program that will prepare them for assuming a faculty position at a TCU. This workshop will accept a small number of scholars and will offer enhancement of skills and knowledge useful for TCU STEM faculty. It will focus on how a TCU faculty member can raise funding in support of research, teaching and infrastructure. The goal is to provide graduates with the ability to prepare grant proposals that will generate funding. Each SAPAI Scholar will be part of a transition team consisting of the scholar, the scholar’s major professor during their graduate degree, a representative from the TCU where the scholar will become a faculty member, and a representative from the SAPAI Staff. This team will assist the scholar during Step 3 and beyond.  Faculty Prep participants also receive:  Weekly stipends ($250), lodging, meals, transportation (to and from training location), and limited child care assistance.

SAPAI TCU Facutly Placement

**Please see attached document for more information on our 1-year TCU faculty internship opportunity.

To apply please see eligibility and online application instructions on the SAPAI website:

Application Deadline for Writing Retreat and Faculty Preparation workshops :  March 31, 2011

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