Programs & Funding

The Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate - Transformation (AGEP-T) Frontiers of Research and Academic Models of Excellence of Research and Academic Models of Excellence (FRAME) capitalizes on the rigor and research accomplishments at SBU and BNL. This in turn builds an equally productive, broader partnership aimed at helping Underrepresented Minority (URM) graduate students and postdocs who are U.S. citizens, develop the essential skills for success in intensive academic environments. The long term goal is to create a competitive and diverse pool of enthusiastic, ambitious and creative educators and researchers with the capacity to be leaders in academia and industry.

AGEP-Tis a new National Science Foundation Program committed to increasing diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields by building strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop programs to increase the success of underrepresented minorities in STEM.

Candidates will be selected based on eligibility, program expectations, and research proposals. Overriding consideration, when evaluating the application, will be the quality of the candidate. Successful candidates will serve a two-year term. The AGEP-T FRAME includes a competitive salary rate, additional funding for conferences/presentations, competitive benefits package, and relocation at the discretion of each department.

Program Expectations

Successful applicants will meet the same legal requirements required of all BNL employees. Papers published as a result of research conducted at BNL must comply with BNL publication procedures and require submission for legal review and approval. Additional expectations for the fellowship program include:

  • Proposed research scheduled to meet the laboratory's overall research needs
  • Participation on an education component for academic integration or mentoring
  • Annual performance evaluation progress reports
  • Mid-term evaluation/research expectations by mentor and program manager/coordinator
  • Final report due at fellowship conclusion to include: an abstract of the research conducted and copies of publications resulting from the research.
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