Grants

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.

To support the Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program (MPHD) through Phase 3 renewal grants for University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEMs) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California, San Diego and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Amount $2,870,643
  • City White Plains, NY
  • Investigator Christopher Smith
  • Year 2018
  • Program Higher Education
  • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education

This grant to the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering funds three-year renewals for the University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of California, San Diego; and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. UCEMs are the primary funding model for the Sloan Foundation’s Minority Ph.D. (MPHD) program. NACME provides the administrative and fiscal support for management of all Sloan funding for UCEMs. Funds granted to each UCEM are used primarily for $40,000 scholarships for underrepresented minority doctoral students. Between the three schools, an estimated 61 students will receive such scholarships over the next three years, with a similar number of “matching” students receiving support from each UCEM’s host institution. Additional grant funds support programmatic expenses associated with the recruitment, retention, and mentoring of these students and activities to promote their successful completion of graduate study.

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