The purpose of the Alfred P. Sloan Graduate Scholarship Programs is to assist efforts to diversify the . degree-holding workforce by increasing the recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented doctoral students in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), especially in fields where national trends document persistent underrepresentation. A secondary aim is to change the demographics of STEM faculty in . colleges and universities by paying special attention to the preparation of doctoral students from underrepresented minorities (URM) for careers in academia.
There are two established scholarship programs: the Sloan Minority . Program (MPHD) and the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP). Please see the individual web pages for further information on each.
The Foundation's scholarship programs are managed by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME).
Applicants should upload a short research proposal consisting of no more than three pages of text and one supplemental page of tables or graphs, and a ., all as one pdf document to http:///confsubmit/backend/cfapp?id=appEEf16 . The proposal should specify deliverables, such as expected research papers that will be finished at the end of the fellowship year. In addition, applicants should ask their dissertation supervisor to submit a letter of recommendation to Ms. Elisa Pepe at( [email protected] ). All components of the application must be received by 11:59pm (EST) on Friday, December 9, 2016. Applicants are responsible for verifying that their letter of recommendation has been sent by the deadline. In fairness to all applicants, the submission deadline is strictly enforced. Applications that are not complete, including the letter of recommendation, on December 9 will not be considered for support.