University of Vermont

The Graduate College

Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

The Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP) at UVM sponsors a number of activities to address the shortage of U.S. students, particularly underrepresented minority students, who receive PhDs in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and become professors. NEAGEP works closely with Partner and other institutions to encourage and prepare students for graduate work. Students accepted into STEM programs at UVM are offered financial support and supportive mentoring to ensure that their graduate school experiences are rewarding. Students in this program are encouraged to consider entering the professoriate once they have received their PhD.

To achieve our goal of increasing diversity in STEM disciplines, NEAGEP at UVM provides the following resources to students and faculty members.

Recruiting and Capacity Building

  • NEAGEP recruitment and retention unit within the Graduate College
  • Funds for UVM faculty to recruit at other institutions and at professional meetings
  • Funds for undergraduate students for Alliance institutions/partners to participate in summer research activities
  • Travel funds for NEAGEP coordinators to attend Alliance functions for each of the units housing STEM disciplines

Graduate Student Support

  • Fellowship support and stipends devoted to NEAGEP activities, including mentoring of McNair Scholars and other NEAGEP students
  • Student travel to professional meetings and Alliance meetings
  • Funds for NEAGEP graduate fellows to recruit at professional meetings
  • Stipend for summer research activities
  • Workshops dedicated to individual skill and personal career development activities for NEAGEP graduate fellows

Information and Resources

For more information, please contact us at:
237C Waterman
85 So. Prospect Street
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont 05405

Telephone: (802) 656-4546

NEAGEP at UVM is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation

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