Ladders Programs for Graduate Students
**AGEP is no longer taking applications for Ladders**
Graduating Seniors - ISR Program:
AGEP students who participated in either ARE or SRE, or have been identified by director and/or department, are eligible to participate in a program to take them up to the next step of the ladder for graduating seniors who are getting ready to start graduate school at NC State. Called ISR (Initial Summer Research), this is a summer program in which participants conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor in the summer preceding their enrollment in graduate school. Participants will be paid for their research, and AGEP will pay summer tuition for course work, if recommended by the mentor. Each program is individualized to meet the different needs of participants, but all students will get a chance to better acclimate themselves to graduate school, become familiar with NC State, and get to know other new graduate students. A very small number of spaces will be allocated for this program, and participants will be appointed by the AGEP Executive Committee. Participants will receive a stipend of $6000 for the summer. Click here to apply.
Master's Students - FYM Program:
Master's students in traditional STEM disciplines from NCSU will have opportunities to participate in this component of AGEP. This component is available to students who have completed the first year of their master's program, but have no summer funding. Participants will work under the direction of a faculty research advisor for 9+ weeks over the summer preceding the second year of their master's program and receive a $6000 stipend during this period. As with ISR, each program will be customized to fit the needs of each participant, combining lab work and coursework if the mentor feels that course work is warranted. Click here to apply.
Master's Students - MPhD Program:
Master's students in STEM disciplines who have completed their master's degrees and have been accepted to PhD programs at NC State are eligible to participate in the MPhD program. This program creates a bridge from the master's to the PhD by helping students gain additional research experiences before they begin their doctoral work. Participants will conduct lab work under the supervision of a faculty mentor for 9+ weeks of the summer and earn a total of $8000 for their research. Click here to apply.
General Information on All Graduate Student Programs
All participants are required to:
- Be willing to mentor either an undergraduate AGEP participant (if beginning graduate school) or a graduate AGEP participant (if in the MPhD program).
- Be willing to participate in OPT-ED Alliance Day and/or Visit NC State Day as well as other AGEP events
- Attend any meetings, seminars, or talks as requested by their mentors, or the Director of AGEP
- Maintain a 3.2 or better GPA
Along With An Application Students should also send the following supporting documents:
- Statement of Purpose (included on the application)
- Two letters of recommendation
All three programs will run from June 2, 2010 - August 7, 2010 (you are expected to be there for all dates; no exceptions)
For more information, contact Alison Al-Baati AGEP Director, or phone at (919) 513-0005.