National Science Foundation Awards B-CU $456,261 Grant Towards Improving Minority Women Success in STEM Faculty Careers

DAYTONA BEACH, FL- The National Science Foundation issued B-CU $187,651 of a $456,261 grant for support of a project entitled "The AGEP Florida Alliance Model: Improving Minority Women Success in STEM Faculty Careers," under the direction of Dr. Helena Mariella Walrond, University Provost and Dr. Herbert W. Thompson, Associate Provost and CSEM Dean.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant and to be part of an alliance with Florida Memorial University, the University of South Florida and Florida International University focused on increasing and advancing minority women faculty in STEM,” said Walrond. 

“Specifically, our work will focus on the retention and success of underrepresented women in the professoriate, placement as postdoctoral scholars and promotion in the professoriate. Through our work we will also advance data that hinder and promote the success of underrepresented women in STEM through a model that incorporates structured mentoring and professional development.  Ultimately, our alliance significantly influences our collective ability to shape graduate education in STEM,” she added. 

This is a continuing grant which has been approved on scientific / technical merit. Contingent on the availability of funds and the scientific progress of the project, the National Science Foundation expects to continue to support the project totaling $456,261 by its closure. The award extends from September 1, 2019 and ends August 31, 2023.  

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