PROGRAMS

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Minority Ph.D. Program (MPHD)

630 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2550
New York, NY 10111
212) 649-1649
www.sloan.org

 
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation began attending the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in 1998. Their first cohort was 22 students, and has grown to almost 200 in 2014
In the Sloan Minority Ph.D. program (MPHD), the Foundation partners with select faculty, departments, and universities with proven track records of successfully recruiting and graduating minority Ph.D. candidates in STEM fields. Funds provide fellowships to minority students, allowing successful degree programs to enroll, train, and eventually graduate more students than would otherwise be possible. 
 

Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS)

1805 7th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(877) 690-4677
www.gmsp.org
 
Our partnership with the Gates Millennium Scholars Program began in 2007. In total, over 440 GMS members have experienced the Institute. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential. 
 
The program was established in 1999 by a $1 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the program provides support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid: graduate school funding for continuing scholars in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science, and leadership development programs with distinctive personal, academic and professional growth opportunities.
 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Harriett-Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Project (JPFP)

NASA Ames Research Center
Mail Stop 226-8
Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000
(650) 604-3495
www.nasa.gov
 
One of the newest additions to the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, The Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Project is supported by NASA. The program seeks to increase the number of graduate degrees awarded to underrepresented persons (women, minorities and persons with disabilities) in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines. The ultimate goal is to increase the U.S. talent pool by developing a more inclusive, multicultural and sustainable STEM workforce. The JPFP provides up to three years of support and includes a Mentor-Protégé Initiative, Fellows Orientation, a Technical Exchange Symposium and the competitive Mini Research Award Program. NASA began attending the conference in 2013 in Arlington, VA.
 

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)/ Bridges 

45 Center Drive MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
(301) 496-7301
www.nigms.nih.gov
 
NIGMS/Bridges began partnering with the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring 15 years ago, and have supported the attendance of over 700 doctoral candidates. Their program supports basic research that increases understanding of biological processes and supports research in certain clinical areas, primarily those that affect multiple organ systems. To assure the vitality and continued productivity of the research enterprise, NIGMS provides leadership in training the next generation of scientists, in enhancing the diversity of the scientific workforce, and in developing research capacities throughout the country.
 

National Science Foundation Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professorate (AGEP)

Division of Human Resources
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230
(703) 292-5111 
www.nsf.gov
 
Funded by the National Science Foundation, Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professorate seeks to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minorities (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders) obtaining graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and enhance the preparation of underrepresented minorities for faculty positions in academia. AGEP has partnered with the Institute since 2000 and began their cohort with 3 scholars. Over 15 years, they have supported over 2,000 attendees. 
 

Ronald E. McNair Post baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair)

U.S. Department of Education 
Office of Postsecondary Education
1990 K Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006-8510
(202) 502-7600
www.ed.gov 

The McNair Program seeks to increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society. Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to prepare eligible participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. Participants are given opportunities for research, summer internships, seminars, tutoring, academic counseling, and other activities that are meant to solidify their path to graduate school. McNair also began attending the Institute in 2000, and are responsible for bringing a total of  over 1,200 students over the course of our partnership. 

 

SREB State Doctoral Scholars Program (SREB) 

592 10th St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318-5776
(404) 875-9211
www.sreb.org
 
The Southern Regional Education Board developed the Doctoral Scholars Program in 1993 to address the shortage of minority Ph.D. students in faculty positions. The Doctoral Scholars Program provides multiple layers of support including financial assistance, academic/research funding, career counseling and job postings, scholar counseling and advocacy, a scholar directory for networking and recruiting, invitation to the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, and continued early career support. SREB has supported all of their scholars to attend the Institute at some point in their doctoral career. Over 1,300 scholars have attended their Institute at least once in their doctoral career.