Research Exchange Program

Leveraging the Influence of Premier Institutions to Diversify The Mathematical, Physical Sciences and Engineering

For the first time, five of the nation's most prominent universities are engaging in joint mentorship, scientific collaboration, career development and guidance of advanced PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. The goal of the Research Exchange is to increase the advancement of diverse PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from participating top tier institutions into the most competitive research and teaching careers. To achieve this, we have established the Research Exchange. Through this program,  the alliance will sponsor a  student or postdoctoral fellow's visit with a faculty member or research scientist for a short period to learn new techniques, engage in collaborative discussion for innovative problem solving and face-to-face interaction between scientists at any of our participating institutions.

The Research Exchange will support a visit to a research group at any of the partner institutions. Visits may last approximately one week and applicants will be awarded up to $1000 for intra-state visits, and up to $1,500 for inter-state visits. The goals of the program are to promote cross-institutional exchange between students and faculty across the alliance institutions, aid students in their search for postdoctoral mentors, help researchers identify future collaborators, and welcome students into the broader scientific network

Apply to be matched with a researcher in your area of research at any of the participating Institutions (UC Berkeley, Caltech, Stanford, UCLA, and University of Michigan) by completing and submitting the request below. Applications are accepted and reviewed throughout the year. Requests should be aimed for scheduling your visit within 3-6 months from your application submission.

Eligible individuals include advanced Ph.D. graduate students and postdocs in the Mathematical, Physical and Computer Science and Engineering (MPCS&E) fields who belong to an underrepresented minority group (African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American/Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander) and are US citizens.

The California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate is a NSF Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP-T.) NSF-AGEP-T supports strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop, implement, and study innovative evidence-based models and standards for STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM career preparation that eliminate or mitigate negative factors and promote positive practices for URMs.



For example: Computer Science, Spring 2016 OR: PhD completed Spring 2014 for Postdocs
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Proposed Faculty Mentor at Campus (First Choice)
Proposed Faculty Mentor at Campus (Second Choice)
Proposed Faculty Mentor at Campus (Third Choice)
Proposed Faculty Mentor at Campus (Fourth Choice)