$1.4M NSF Grant to SBU-BNL to help Underrepresented Minority Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Advance into STEM Faculty Research Careers
STONY BROOK, NY, October 28, 2013 – Stony Brook University's (SBU) Center for Inclusive Education (CIE) in the Graduate School and the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the competitiveness of underrepresented minority (URM) PhD students and postdoctoral trainees who are US citizens advancing into STEM careers. This Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate- Transformation (AGEP-T) initiative is called FRAME (Frontiers of Research and Academic Models of Excellence).
"There is an extraordinary national need for more underrepresented minorities as faculty members in STEM disciplines," said Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., President of Stony Brook University. "The AGEP-T grant is an innovative approach that builds upon Stony Brook University's success in helping a diverse group of graduate students succeed in STEM doctoral programs. This powerful collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory will create a career- and life- changing initiative for the fellows who participate in the program as well as for those who will eventually be taught by them. I congratulate all involved."