Advanced PhD Students: Apply for the “Academy for Future Science Faculty”

CURRENT U.S. PhD students who are ~12-18 months from completion:  PROMISE asks you to apply. This is an initiative that is going out to all AGEPs across the nation.

The Academy for Future Science Faculty
Group II – Advanced Stage PhD Students
Get a BIG head-start on the next critical step toward an academic career!

With a grant from NIH, in 2011 we launched a brand new approach to assisting the development of young scientists called the Academy for Future Science Faculty. The Academy uses sophisticated coaching techniques to supplement what PhD students get from their research mentors and graduate programs. Students participate in annual summer conferences and stay connected with student colleagues and their Academic Career Coaches throughout the year. The Academy has been designed for students who have the long-term goal of becoming a faculty member. Phase I started in 2011 with 100 students just beginning the PhD. This current announcement for Phase 2 is for students LIKELY TO COMPLETE THEIR PHD WITHIN THE NEXT 12-18 MONTHS. All expenses will be paid so there will be no cost to you.

The Academy is being conducted as a true experiment – 60 students will be RANDOMLY selected to participate from those who apply. Selection will not be based on grades, GRE scores, publications or letters of recommendation. We encourage applications that will help us create a diverse group of participants in terms of race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, etc.

Be a part of the first group of advanced PhD students to join the Academy! Extended deadline: April 30! APPLY HERE –>


Details from the flyer: Academy2_Future_Faculty_Student_Recruitment_Flyer


Sponsor: Science Careers Research Development Group 


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Categories: Academic Preparation, National AGEP, PROF-it: Professors-in-Training

Author:Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development & Postdoctoral Affairs at the UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland (, and the Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – The PROMISE AGEP includes alliance members: UMBC, the University of Maryland Baltimore, and the University of Maryland College Park. She is passionate about training postdocs for careers, cultivating new graduate students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, retention of all graduate students, and Ph.D. Completion. She speaks nationally on these topics, and has projects in Maryland, Pittsburgh, and Puerto Rico. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Google+ Follow on Twitter:

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