Pathways to the Doctorate Collaboration grants and fellowships

 

The Graduate and Professional School is accepting grant requests from departments and colleges at Texas A&M University to support mutually beneficial collaborations and fellowships that will increase the application, acceptance, and timely graduation of students from targeted underrepresented populations in Texas A&M University doctoral programs.  These efforts seek to address a report from the Presidential Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion finding that Hispanic, LatinX, and Black and African American graduate student enrollment percentages are underrepresented when compared to the state's demographics. 
 
Funding for these grants is provided by The Texas A&M University System, the Graduate and Professional School, and the Division of Research.

Pathways to the Doctorate Advisory Committee Members:

Karen Butler-Purry—Co-lead, Associate Provost and Dean, Graduate and Professional School
Jack Baldauf—Co-lead, Interim Vice President of Research
Benika Dixon—Visiting Assistant Professor, Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellow, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Sandra Acosta—Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
Felipe Hinojosa—Associate Professor, History
Michelle Meyer—Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
Karen Wooley—Distinguished Professor, Chemistry
 

Former members who also assisted in guiding this effort:

Mark Barteau--Professor, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, service through Spring 2021
Chante Anderson—Doctoral Graduate, Summer 2021, Communications, service through Summer 2021

 

Pathways to the Doctorate Collaboration Grants [Full RFP]

Collaboration Grant proposals must be collaborative with faculty or staff at one or more institutions, seeking to improve long-term mutually beneficial partnerships and pathways that ultimately create a sustainable pipeline for students from diverse and underrepresented populations to enter graduate programs at our institution while providing adequate support to students to ensure retention, timely graduation, and career success.  Grants should focus on activities that expand the number and reach of pathways to achieve the long-term goal of recruiting, enrolling, and graduating students from underrepresented, minoritized populations in TAMU's doctoral programs. 
Tentative Timeline
Round One | 2021-2023 
  • September 15, 2021-Submission of proposals open  
  • October 1, 2021, 3:00 pm CST-Informational session offered via Zoom
    https://tamu.zoom.us/j/96330435072?pwd=OE5kenBqd1lEalFkOGRFRk1Jem9uZz09
    The Zoom session will be recorded so that those unable to attend can view the recording at a later time.
  • October 15, 2021-Submission of proposals close and review begins
  • October 30, 2021-Announcement of the seven funded proposals 
  • November 15, 2021-Funding period begins  
  • End of spring 2022 semester-Faculty present details about their grant activities during a gallery exhibition of infographics at the Pathways to Doctorate Collaborative Grantees Conference  
  • May 15, 2023-Faculty submit final report 
 
Second Round, January 2022-June 2024
Third Round, January 2023-June 2025
Fourth Round, January 2024-June 2026
 

Collaboration Grant Informational, October 1st, 2021


Pathways to the Doctorate Fellowships [Full RFP]

 
Pathways to the Doctorate Fellowships are intended to enhance the recruitment and retention of high-quality and diverse students from targeted underrepresented populations in doctoral programs at the university. These fellowships promote mutually beneficial relationships between faculty, departments, and programs at Texas A&M and other institutions.  These relationships should foster meaningful collaborative partnerships that create a sustainable pipeline for students from targeted underrepresented populations to enter doctoral programs at our institution while providing adequate support to students to ensure retention, timely graduation, and career success.  Texas A&M will award Pathways to the Doctorate Fellowships for incoming doctoral students in Fall 2022.  In some limited circumstances, Fellowships may be awarded for incoming doctoral students in Spring 2022.  Nominees should be affiliated with programs or activities supported by a Pathways to the Doctorate Collaboration Grant, but nominees may also be affiliated with other types of activities or events associated with mutually beneficial partnerships with institutions which address the goals of this fellowship program.
 
TENTATIVE Nomination Timeline:
  • November 15, 2021: First round of applications opens, review of applications begins.
  • March 15, 2022: First round of applications closes
  • January 2022 – March  31, 2022: First round decisions announced as selections are made.
 
To complete the application process for either opportunity, you may access InfoReady here.  Applications will only be available during the submission timeline: https://tamugrad.infoready4.com/ 

 

 

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