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What is NSF AGEP?

The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program seeks to increase the number of historically underrepresented minority faculty, in specific STEM disciplines and STEM education research fields, by advancing knowledge about pathways to career success. The program objectives include to:

  • support the development, implementation and study of innovative models of doctoral education, postdoctoral training, and faculty advancement for historically underrepresented minorities in STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields; and
  • to advance knowledge about the underlying issues, policies and practices that have an impact on the participation, transitions, and advancement of historically underrepresented minorities in the STEM academy.

The Florida AGEP Pathways Alliance (FLAGEP) proposes to advance a partnership among four universities with the goal of developing, implementing, and studying a model focused on increasing the number of minority women faculty in STEM. Our alliance is led by Dr. Allyson Watson, Dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University and consists of three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), one Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), and one Historically White Institution (HWI).

  • HBCUs: Florida A&M University, Florida Memorial University, and Bethune Cookman University
  • HSI: Florida International University
  • HWI: University of South Florida