Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Scholars Program (MPHD)

2017 Sloan Attendees 630 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2200
New York, NY 10111
212) 649-1649

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation scholars began attending the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in 1998. Their first cohort was 22 students, and participation has grown to approximately 2400. 

Through the funding of University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring, the Foundation partners with select universities with proven track records of successfully recruiting and graduating minority Ph.D. candidates in STEM fields. Funds provide scholarships to underrepresented minority students and support for recruitment and retention activities. Over 2000 doctoral students have received support through the MPHD Program since 1995.


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 

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. McNair scholars 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 began attending the Institute in 2000, and over 1,700 scholars have attended the Institute.




Monarchs Maximizing Access to Research Careers (M-MARC)

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA 23529

The goal of ODU's M-MARC program is to provide a solid foundation for students underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, who have made a firm commitment to entering doctoral training in a biomedical research-relevant program. M-MARC began attending the Institute in 2018.






SREB State Doctoral Scholars Program (SREB) 

592 10th St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318-5776
(404) 875-9211
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 5,800 scholars have attended the Institute at least once in their doctoral career.