The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded CSU, in alliance with the University of Colorado-Boulder, a grant to support the Colorado Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP). The grant has two components, the Graduate Fellowship Program and the Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program. Both programs are open to US citizens and Permanent Residents.
- NSF’s AGEP Fellowship Program seeks to increase the number of students successfully completing quality PhD programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Particular emphasis is placed on supporting groups that historically have been underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African American, Hispanic, Native Pacific Islander, and those enrolled in American Indian, and Alaskan Native tribes, and disabled students. Students chosen to participate as AGEP Fellows receive funding for the first year of their graduate study. The long term goal of our AGEP program is to increase the number of AGEP Fellows who earn their PhD degrees and seek careers as university professors.
- The goal of the Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program is to give students an opportunity to participate in research and to enhance students' preparation for graduate school.
The AGEP initiative is a collaboration of 6 STEM colleges at Colorado State University:
- College of Engineering
- College of Natural Sciences
- College of Agricultural Sciences
- Warner College of Natural Resources
- College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
- College of Applied Human Sciences
Click here for the list of eligible STEM graduate programs at CSU.
Graduate Fellowship Student Benefits
- Scholarship of $15,000 for 1 year and $1,000 for travel for 1 year
- 10-20 hours/week paid assistantship during the fellowship & corresponding 50% to 100% paid in-state tuition; Fellows pay in-state tuition, regardless of residency
- Seminars to enhance the academic preparations of AGEP scholars. Will cover a wide range of topics. Examples of seminar topics are how to: succeed in graduate school, understand the process and the importance of obtaining the doctorate degree, excel in the professoriate, influence others positively, write successful grants, how research is conceived and developed, test hypothesis, and how engineers are different from scientists.
- Financial management workshops to develop good fiscal habits and acquire skills in how to responsibly manage their immediate resources as graduate students.
- Faculty and peer networking lunches to support the students socially, promote Ph.D. opportunities and present their research proposals to faculty and peers.
- Opportunity to travel to national and regional conferences and present their research findings.
- Leadership qualities, research enhancement experience and networking opportunities.
- Students who apply for an AGEP fellowship are eligible for a waiver of the CSU Graduate School application fee. To apply, click here or click the link on the sidebar.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
- $3,200 stipend and up to $600 for travel
- $1,700 for campus room and board
- Opportunity to work with faculty mentor to conduct and present research
- Preparation for graduate school
- Social and Enrichment activities with McNair Scholars
- Summer in beautiful Fort Collins on the Rocky Mountain Foothills
Elaine Green, Ed.D.
Colorado State University
Phone: (970) 491-2898
Fax: (970) 491-2455