Grants

Trinity Washington University

To create and strengthen diverse, inclusive and equitable pathways to and through STEM graduate education, mitigating barriers such as racism, discrimination and bias through institutional culture transformation

  • Amount $250,000
  • City Washington, DC
  • Investigator Patrice Moss
  • Year 2021
  • Program Higher Education
  • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education

This grant supports a budding partnership between Trinity Washington University, one of a handful of institutions in the country to be classified as both a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), and Johns Hopkins University (JHU), which seeks to provide research experiences spanning one academic year and one summer. Specifically, grant funds will be used to establish a learning community for both Trinity and Hopkins faculty and trainees focused on inclusive teaching and mentoring practices; establish a course-based undergraduate research experience for 10 Trinity “SURE Scholars,” including a curricular component to introduce students to research, a credit-bearing course on research excellence, and a 10-week summer research experience at JHU; and establish a layered mentoring structure, including faculty from both institutions and graduate students from JHU.

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