Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does AGEP stand for and where can I find more information?
A: AGEP stands for the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate. It is a National Science Foundation (NSF) program in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources, Division of Human Resource Development.
Q: Are there other AGEPs?
A: Yes, there are 27 other AGEP programs throughout the United States. For example, there are AGEPs in Iowa, New York, Mississippi (AGEM), Georgia (FACES), Colorado (PEAKS) and Maryland (PROMISE), just to name a few.
Q: What fields of study are supported by the National Science Foundation?
A: Here is a list of NSF supported fields.
Q: What is STEM?
A: STEM is the National Science Foundation's acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The STEM fields are the focus areas for AGEP programs.
Q: I am not "underrepresented" because I am not an African-American, American-Indian, or Hispanic graduate student. Can I still come to IU AGEP events?
A: Absolutely. IU AGEP events are open to anyone who supports increasing the numbers and diversity of PhDs in STEM fields. While funded positions may be used to first support graduate students who are underrepresented, you don't have to be an underrepresented student and you don't have to be in a STEM field to support the program and participate in events.