Welcome Graduate Students and Post-docs

The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) at Michigan State University (MSU) is a National Science Foundation program that supports recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented U. S. minorities in doctoral programs of the natural and social sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Graduate students, post-docs and faculty who participate in building the AGEP Community at MSU will provide a key to changing the culture of U. S. colleges and universities to embrace building world-class STEM and SBE faculties who fully reflect the diversity in race, gender, culture and intellectual talent of the U. S. population. To be in the loop regarding Learning Community Meetings, career opportunities and other astounding events, Join our Mailing List!

Upcoming Events

Learning Community Meetings

The Learning Community is an informal environment where students from varying disciplines can gather, share their research in a 10-minute presentation, or discover that their graduate toils are not unusual. Those in attendance are privy to information regarding fellowships, career opportunities, even summer internships, pertaining to the group. Faculty and assistant deans of The Graduate School are often spotted in the meetings, always receptive to questions and innovative suggestions. Food will be provided! Check out our new locations and dates for 2020-2021. To sign-up to give a presentation, click here:

Culturally Responsive Mentoring Workshop

MSU AGEP Learning Community will feature Dr. Christine Grant (NCSU, NSF). Her presentation, “Culturally Responsive Mentoring” will focus on skills on how to build a research team and current research trends around mentoring.  Dr. Grant will bring her years of experience as Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular engineering at NC State and Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement.  A recipient of the AAAS Mentor Award and the NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM), Dr.  Grant has been recognized for broadening the participation, promotion and retention of underrepresented minorities (URM) and women in STEM.

This event will be valuable for any graduate student, post-doc, faculty member or community leader interested in developing their skills in cultural sensitivity as well as the creation of inclusive environments and work teams. Click Here for Cultrually Responsive Mentoring Workshop Flyer (PDF)

To express your interest in this virtual event on Friday October 23, 2020 from 12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. ET, click here to sign-up (by 10/21):

Science & Society Public Forum

MSU AGEP Learning Community will feature Dr. Paul Elam (MPHI and MSU Alum). His presentation, “Health Disparities in Minority Communities and Intervention Strategies” will discuss some of the complex reasons why minority groups, especially African-Americans are dying in higher rates due to COVID-19.

Dr. Elam serves as MPHI’s Chief Strategy Officer. He is responsible for aligning the priorities of MPHI with national interests as well as diversifying the Institute’s portfolio to address cutting edge issues that affect the health and well-being of our society.

This event will be valuable for any graduate student, post-doc, faculty member or community leader interested learning about what role academics can play in the positive shaping of policy as well as how has the public health profession is evolving now. Click here for Science & Society Public Forum Flyer (PDF)

To express your interest in this virtual event on Friday October 23, 2020 from 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. ET, click here to sign-up (by 10/21):

AGEP Student Success Conference

The AGEP Student Success Conference October 23-24, 2020, features interactive tracks that explore different stages of the Ph.D. journey and faculty career development including starting with applying into graduate school. This activity is most appropriate for undergraduate students nearing the graduate school application process, graduate students at all levels of their respective programs and faculty looking to advance their mentoring skills. This year, the conference will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cash prizes for the best presenters (oral and poster) for the undergraduate and graduate student/post-doc divisions.

Science Today Bulletin

The purpose of this peer-reviewed scholarly publication is to highlight rigorous, and innovative scholarly research conducted by members of the Michigan State University AGEP community.

Supplemental Funding

Check the additional funding through The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS).

AGEP Scholar Award

The AGEP Scholar Award is an annual fellowship that supports research and professional travel and provides access to faculty career and professional development programs both locally and nationally.

GRFP Workshop

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Workshop Series

Membership Testimonials

Look through our postings on YouTube and see what our members have been saying about AGEP.

Contact Us

MSU AGEP Program
Chittenden Hall Room 130 E
466 W Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48825
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