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The Florida Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (FL-AGEP) welcomes women of color doctoral candidates, post-doctoral scholars, and early career faculty and staff interested in being considered for participation in the FL-AGEP pathway programs.

Eligibility is limited to African American, Hispanic American, Native American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Native Pacific Islander women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) per the National Science Foundation (NSF) Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) goal. The AGEP pathway program encompasses four activities to provide professional development and career advancement strategies:

Activity 1: Sisters of The Academy (SOTA) Research Bootcamp and Senior Scholar Matching – The research bootcamp is an intensive five-day virtual experience where each participant is paired with a Senior Scholar Mentor at an Alliance institution that provides one-on-one coaching and mentoring through the week.

Activity 2: National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) – Participants who do not have access to institutional membership will be provided a one-year membership to NCFDD.

Activity 3: Research Symposium – The FL-AGEP Alliance will provide an opportunity for the participants to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to the scholarly community.

Activity 4: Longitudinal Faculty Development – The FL-AGEP Alliance will provide growth and development opportunities to each participant through guest lecturing, teaching and mentoring workshops, and teaching demonstrations.

Refer to the timeline below for when the next FL-AGEP Research BootCamp and FL-AGEP Research Symposium will take place.

Research BootCamp

Apply here to one of the 2022 research bootcamps (RBCs).

The FL-AGEP Alliance has adopted the Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) Research Bootcamp (RBC) pathway model. The SOTA RBC pathway is inclusive of an intensive, five-day virtual program and continuous mentoring, coaching, and networking designed to assist women of color doctoral candidates, post-doctoral, and early-career faculty members in developing the skills necessary for success in the academy. Distinguishing features of this model include: 1) product-driven outcomes, 2) discipline specific mentoring, and 3) developmental training for post-doctoral scholars.

As a FL-AGEP scholar, you will be a member of a dynamic cadre of women of color in the academy. If selected, you will be paired with a Senior Scholar in your area of research for tailored mentoring, participate in the research bootcamp, the annual research symposium and receive a one-year membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). In addition, to access to other professional development programming and mentors.

BECOME a FL-AGEP SCHOLAR and attend a RBC hosted at an alliance institution. The dates for the FL-AGEP Alliance RBCs are noted below. Apply for a research bootcamp HERE.

Research Symposia

All eligible participants of the FL-AGEP Alliance research bootcamps are invited to participate in the research symposia. Take advantage of the opportunity to present your research, network, and seek opportunities for employment at the FL-AGPEP Alliance institutions.

The program for the 2022 Inaugural USF FL-AGEP Research Symposium is available HERE