Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Fellowship
The Iowa Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program has been funded jointly by the National Science Foundation, and the three Iowa Regents universities: Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Northern Iowa. AGEP seeks to join together universities and colleges in the common mission of increasing the number of underrepresented minority students earning PhDs and positioning minority students to become leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
You must be an underrepresented student (African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander), a U.S. citizen, admitted in full into a Ph.D. program as a new student, and nominated by that program of study. Departments/Programs determine who should receive the award. Students do not apply.
Conditions of Fellowship
The fellowship takes the form of a 1/2 time (20 hours per week) appointment. The length of the fellowship is for Five (5) years from the beginning term. If degree requirements are not met after the fifth year, a regular departmental graduate assistantship will take the place of the fellowship. Changing to another program of study or academic probation may terminate the fellowship.
The annual stipend for the fellowship is $25,000 (fiscal year appointment) split evenly with the academic program.
Tuition is covered as per the Graduate College Guidelines for Ph.D. students. For more information about funding for your graduate study, please contact the program to which you are admitted. For more information about the AGEP Fellowship and how it works, please contact:
Thelma L. Harding