Purdue University

To fund the recruitment and retention portion of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership Program at Purdue University for an additional three years

  • Amount $153,000
  • City West Lafayette, IN
  • Investigator Kevin Gibson
  • Year 2010
  • Program Higher Education
  • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education

Funds from this grant will support activities by Purdue University to recruit qualified, eligible Native American students for enrollment in graduate study in science or engineering, as well as a variety of activities designed to help meet the challenges facing Native students pursuing graduate work. Supported activities include recruitment trips by Purdue faculty to schools with Native students studying science and engineering as undergraduates, visits by prospective students to Purdue, design and production of print and web-based outreach materials, an annual retreat for enrolled students, regular mentoring for Native students, and coursework about successfully integrating the demands of graduate study with the demands of membership in a tribal community.

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