Programs and Initiatives
- Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
The Midwest Crossroads-AGEP is one of 23 national AGEP alliances funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goal is to increase the number of underrepresented minority graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM fields).
- Graduate Student Life at IU
Each year current graduate students serve as Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity by sharing their experiences at Indiana University.†
Emissaries provide insider information on what it is like to be a graduate student and they discuss their experiences in academia
and in community life in Bloomington and at IU. They are available to answer prospective studentsí questions personally via e-mail.†
The Emissaries have also designed a series of downloadable/printable self-guided walking tours.
- Informatics: Bring IT On
Bring IT On! is a workshop to encourage computer science students from Indiana colleges to develop K-12 outreach programs for their schools, while exploring research opportunities in computing for themselves.
- Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program
This program prepares low-income, first-generation and minority undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level.
- National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBBChE)
The mission of NOBCChE is to increase the number of minorities in science and engineering by encouraging students to pursue careers in science and technical fields and providing opportunities for professional development.
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
The mission of SACNAS is to encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for science research, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels.
- STEM Initiative
The STEM Initiative is an academic and research partnership between Indiana University and multiple Historically Black Colleges and Universities that promotes and develops the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.
- Women in Science Program (WISP)
A program of the Office for Women's Affairs, WISP seeks to create a supportive and proactive learning and working environment in which women in science can thrive and succeed.
- Recruitment Visits
Students who have been offered any of the specified fellowships will be eligible for travel reimbursement through The University Graduate School.
- Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) FreeApp Program The CIC FreeApp program is designed to expand participation of underrepresented students in graduate education. Through this program, prospective students can apply for a graduate application fee waiver or request graduate information for Ph.D. or Master of Fine Arts programs at CIC institutions.
- Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF)
This fellowship is designed to enable promising students who are first generation college graduates and who do not fare well in conventional competition for graduate fellowships.
- The Graduate Scholars Fellowship is for outstanding graduate students entering Ph.D. and M.F.A. programs at Indiana University, Bloomington who are also both U.S. citizens or permanent residents and members of certain underrepresented groups.
- Adam W. Herbert Graduate Fellowship
This program supports graduate study at Indiana University for graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
- Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowship
The McNair Graduate Fellowship is for outstanding McNair Scholars entering Ph.D. or M.F.A. programs at Indiana University, Bloomington.