NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical and Social Sciences
From: Heather Daniels, Graduate School
Date: August 13, 2012
Subject: NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)-Transformation
Nominations are due at the Graduate School on Tuesday, August 21; Deadline for internal competition tbd.
AGEP is committed to the national goal of increasing the numbers of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (URMs), including URMs with disabilities entering and completing graduate education and postdoctoral training to levels representative of the available pool of URMs. Increased URM participation in advanced STEM education and training is critical for supporting the development of a diverse professional STEM workforce especially a diverse STEM faculty who serve as the intellectual, professional, personal, and organizational role models that shape the expectations of future scientists and engineers. To achieve this long term commitment, the AGEP program will support the development, implementation, study, and dissemination of innovative models and standards of graduate education and postdoctoral training that are designed to improve URM participation, preparation, and success.
AGEP projects must focus on URM U.S. citizens in STEM graduate education, and/or postdoctoral training, and their preparation for academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education. STEM professional development more broadly may be included in projects with a strong and compelling argument. AGEP is interested in proposals that include any or all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields supported by NSF including the social, behavioral and economic sciences, and multi-, cross-, or inter-disciplinary STEM fields.
AGEP-Transformation - Strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop, implement, and study innovative evidence-based models and standards for STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM career preparation that eliminate or mitigate negative factors and promote positive practices for URMs.
The award size will be up to $1.75 million for 42 months (approx. $500,00 per year in direct and indirect costs) depending on the scope of the project.
The number of proposals UW–Madison may submit as the lead is limited to one.
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions, etc.
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Notice of intent: Send an email message to email@example.com with "NSF AGEP" in the subject line by Tuesday, Augsut 21, 2012 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal. Please include the following in your email message:
--PI name and co-PIs
--Title of proposal or brief (one sentence) description of your proposal
Applications for internal competition: PIs will be notified if an internal competition will be held.
For the project selected, the full proposal must be submitted using Grants.gov or Fastlane. Information about campus procedures for Grants.gov and Fastlane is posted on the RSP Web site. The full proposal is due on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5 pm CDT.
If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact Heather Daniels (608) 263-7274 or Petra Schroeder (608) 265-4868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org