Nov. 18, 2016 USM PROMISE AGEP Fall Harvest Dinner & Networking Reception

The 2016 PROMISE Fall Harvest Dinner for graduate students and postdocs at schools within the University System of Maryland will be held Friday, November 18, 2016, at  5:00 PM. Location: University of ...

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October 19, 2016: IRB and Responsible Conduct Review Workshop

Do you need to complete your IRB or RCR training? Each graduate student needs to know the guidelines for responsible conduct of research.  Depending on the discipline, students need to ...

PROMISE AGEP Spotlights, Activities, and Events


Nov. 16, 2016: Writing for Professional Development Workshop

We will be hosting our annual graduate writing seminar, sponsored by GSA ...

Apply by Nov. 21, 2016! Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program 2016 Solicitation 2: ...

Sept. 21, 2016: Northrop Grumman Future Technical Leaders Program (FTL) Recruiting Session at UMBC

Are you a University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) student who is ...

Apply by Oct. 13, 2016! National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program

Are you a MD/PhD student, in your last year of medical school, or ...
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October 26, 2016: Grant Writing Seminar

Are you writing grants or interested in receiving advice on writing grants ...



PROMISE & SREB (@SREBDocSch). Join us in Tampa, Oct. 2016! #ThinkBigDiversity

Greetings PROMISE participants! You are invited to join us for our PROMISE ...

A $75,000 postdoctoral fellowship (+ health insurance) #ThinkBigDiversity

AGEPs nationwide are learning about the $75,000 postdoc through the NSF SBIR ...

Opportunities for Postdocs, Young Investigators, and Junior Faculty in Germany

  Event: Opportunities for Postdocs, Young Investigators, and Junior Faculty in Germany ...
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Oct.7, 2016 – Oct. 8, 2016: Dissertation House for Non-Traditional Students and UMBC Employees

If you are an employee of UMBC (50% time or more) or a ...

October 14, 2016: PROF-IT Seminar – How to Develop a Syllabus: A CIRTL Activity

UMBC’s new CIRTL affiliation (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and ...
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The Dissertation House Model – A paper and feature @UMBC #ThinkBigDiversity

The Dissertation House is one of the feature stories on UMBC’s website ...
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What is “The Jessica Effect?”

The “Jessica Effect” was named for the late Jessica Soto Pérez, former graduate ...

October 11, 2016: ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture – Against the Odds: How I Became a Computer Scientist

            On October 11, 2016, there will ...

October 5, 2016: Financial Literacy Seminar – Learn About Your Credit Score

Do you know your credit score? We are pleased to present our financial ...
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Sept. 8 – 9, 2016: PROMISE AGEP Opening Week!

PROMISE AGEP Opening Week is coming! We will be hosting and supporting annual ...

September 10, 2016: Funding Your Graduate Education with the NSF GRFP Fellowship

Interested in learning how to fund your graduate education? Come and learn ...
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August 26, 2016: Teaching Assistant (TA) Training/Orientation – Teaching and Learning Workshop

All new Teaching Assistants, and  all graduate students who are interested in teaching (during ...
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August 26, 2016: Work-Life Balance Workshop – A Talk with Dr. Robert Deluty

Dr. Robert Deluty, Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean of the ...

PROMISE AGEP Past Projects and Events

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October 11, 2016: Networking Opportunity with Dr. Claudia Pearce

On October 11, 2016, there will be a networking opportunity for CWIT, Meyerhoff undergraduate scholars, and PROMISE members from 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM to meet the 2016 ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture, featuring, Dr. Claudia Pearce,  M.S., ’89 and Ph.D., ’94 and 2014 UMBC Alumna of the Year in COEIT. Dr. Pearce is currently Senior Computer Science […]

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July 2016 Writing Workshops w/lectures on impact factor and “false demon of perfection”

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Building upon the foundation of the Dissertation House, we continue to host workshops for students and postdocs who are working on other projects, e.g., grant proposals, publications, research portfolios, job applications. This week, by popular demand, we’re bringing “Writing for Publication” back via a series of “Writing Workshops” and…

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PROMISE Dissertation House online is in full effect! Launched over the July 4th weekend, 2016.

Over the holiday weekend, the Dissertation House online opened, and we already have several students who have come over to join! The Dissertation House at UMBC which will house approximately 12-15 students in-person during the week with workshops, writing sessions, and meals, will also feature blogging activities. Since space is limited, we have invited others […]

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Hanover, MD.--Friday, August 14-Saturday, August 15, University of Maryland - Baltimore County (UMBC) 2015 Summer Success Institute (SSI) Conference. Photos by Cheriss May, www.cherissmay.com

University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 18-19, 2016 #ThinkBigDiversity

University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 18-19, 2016 (with activities on 8/20-8/21) – The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, Hanover, Maryland.  UMBC and PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP are sponsoring the 2016 system-wide Dissertation House for graduate students in STEM programs.  The writing and research retreat will take place at the Hotel at […]

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Call for Applications for the 4th Cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows for Faculty Diversity

Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity 2017-2019 apply.interfolio.com/35094    Program Description The University of Maryland Baltimore County invites applications for the UMBC Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity. UMBC is dedicated to ensuring a diverse, scholarly environment and encouraging outstanding individuals to enter the academic profession.  The purpose of the Program is to support promising […]

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Summer Professional Development Workshops 2016

You are invited to join schools within the PROMISE AGEP for Summer Professional Development Workshops 2016. While some events limit enrollment to students within their respective institutions, others are open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni from any school. Most of the events below have specific RSVP links. Please use the respective links or […]

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July 15, 2016 Summer Horizons: Apply to Graduate School! Guest Speaker: UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

Undergraduate students: This workshop is for you! On Friday, July 16, 2016, UMBC will host the annual Summer Horizons program. This program is for undergraduate students (at any school), and for others who are interested in learning more about graduate school admission, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Career professionals and non-traditional students who are thinking about graduate […]

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Summer 2016 Dissertation House (Accepting Applications!)

The Summer 2016 Dissertation House is coming to UMBC (July 5, 2016 to July 8, 2016)!  Students who participate in this program will spend each day thinking, writing, and sharing ideas about their doctoral dissertations.  Students will learn effective time-management skills; learn how to set small manageable goals, and will meet with a dissertation coach in […]

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PROMISE AGEP Listed! @WhiteHouse “My Brother’s Keeper STEM+” track #ThinkBigDiversity @NSF

The White House has listed the National Science Foundation’s PROMISE AGEP for Maryland, along with the University System of Maryland’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program (USM LSAMP), among organizations in the U.S. that have a commitment to the new MBK STEM + Entrepreneurship track for the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. This new MBK STEM + Entrepreneurship […]

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PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) – August 20, 2016

The PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) is an annual event held in Maryland to welcome a community of scholars to a new year. Focusing on graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, the SSI particularly welcomes scholars of color in STEM fields, as the SSI is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. In accordance with the spirit […]

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