Welcome Graduate Students and Post-docs

The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) at Michigan State University (MSU) was started with funding from the National Science Foundation. MSU AGEP 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 dates for 2022-2023. To sign-up to give a presentation, click here:

Culturally Responsive Mentoring Workshop

The MSU AGEP Program will be hosting a virtual presentation entitled “Enhancing Cultural Awareness” on Friday September 30, 2022 at 12:30 pm with Etta Ward (IUPUI Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Development) and Randall Roper (Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the IUPUI Graduate Mentoring Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis). To sign up, click here,

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.

Culturally Responsive Mentoring Workshop flyer (PDF)

All About Negotiating::A Recession-Proof Guide

Event Date: Friday September 30 – 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

Dr. Christina Alicia Campbell is a MSU AGEP alum and she is currently a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Campbell earned a B.A. from San Diego State University in 2006, and a Masters and Ph.D. in Psychology from Michigan State University in 2012. After over 10 years of service, Dr. Campbell started Academe180, a professional development group designed to provide support for academics transitioning into the workplace. She is also an author and illustrator of a children’s book for adults titled “The ABC’s of Negotiating”.

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AGEP Student Success Conference

The AGEP Student Success Conference September 30-October 1, 2022, 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.

Graduate School Survival Guide

Sign-up to receive an electronic copy of the 2022 MSU AGEP Graduate School Survival Guide.

Global Impact of Higher Education Speaker Series

Join the MSU AGEP Learning Community during our upcoming hybrid Global Impact of Higher Education Speaker Series!

Science Ethics & Engagement Fellows Program discussion

Join the MSU AGEP Learning Community during our upcoming hybrid Science Ethics & Engagement Fellows Program discussion!

Contact Us

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