Friday, March 27, 2015
Sloan Foundation Awards $3 Million for Minority PhDs in STEM Fields
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced grants totaling nearly $3 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California, San Diego, and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in support of underrepresented minority graduate students in STEM fields.
Under the three-year initiative, each institution will create a University Center of Exemplary Mentoring that will provide scholarships to minority doctoral students in the physical and mathematical sciences and engineering and coordinate a variety of grad student-related activities, including faculty and peer mentoring, research opportunities, workshops and seminars, and professional development. While the grants from the foundation will fund scholarships and stipends, the universities will provide direct support for program activities and the personnel costs associated with running the program....