About the California Alliance

Creating pathways to faculty and research careers in math, physical sciences, computer science, and engineering

The California Alliance is a partnership between four leading California universities to ensure that underrepresented minority (URM) PhD graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from our alliance institutions aspire to and populate the ranks of the postdoctoral population, the faculty at competitive research and teaching institutions, the federally funded national laboratories, and scientific think tanks.

The California Alliance focuses on increasing diversity in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering (MPCSE) and related disciplines.

Funded by a $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the California Alliance includes the University of California Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, Stanford, and the University of California Los Angeles.

Students and scholars who participate in the program will have access to networking events, mentors, training materials, job announcements, an online community, and other initiatives that will increase their access to MPCSE careers in higher education and research.


Funding Sources: NSF 1306595, 1306683, 1306747,1306760 

Principal Investigators: Mark Richards & Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, UC Berkeley; Doug Rees, Caltech; Page Chamberlain, Stanford; Robin Garrell, UCLA