NEAGEP - Our Goal

The Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP) is one of 26 NSF-funded Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) programs in the US. The goal of the NEAGEP is to increase the number of domestic students receiving doctoral degrees and entering the professoriate in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We are particularly interested in recruiting, supporting and mentoring students of those population groups underrepresented in STEM fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders).

Alliance Institutions

The NSF has designated the University of Massachusetts Amherst the lead university in the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate. Member campuses are:

UMass Amherst University of Connecticut
Boston University University of Maine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of New Hampshire
Pennsylvania State University University of Rhode Island
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey University of Vermont

Partner Institutions

Alliance Institutions work actively with five minority-serving Partner Institutions to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who receive doctoral degrees in STEM disciplines. Partner Institutions are:

Bennett College, NC Medgar Evers College, CUNY, NY
Jackson State University, MS University of Puerto Rico, Mayaquez, PR
Lincoln University, PA

NEAGEP Summer Programs


Congratulations to our University of Connecticut NEAGEP Research and Writing Team! Check out their abbreviated abstract on the Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting Page.