NSF AGEP-T: Pacific Northwest Circle of Success: Mentoring Opportunities in STEM
The Pacific Northwest Circle of Success: Mentoring Opportunities in STEM (PNW-COSMOS) is an Alliance funded in 2014 by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Transformation (AGEP-T) program. The goal of the Alliance is to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Natives who complete STEM graduate programs with specific emphasis on doctoral degrees, by developing, implementing and studying a model of culturally congruent STEM graduate education and academic STEM career preparation. The Alliance is composed of Washington State University (WSU), University of Idaho (UI), University of Montana (UM) and Montana State University (MSU) with subawards to Montana Tech (MTech), Salish Kootenai College (SKC), Heritage University (HU), and Northwest Indian College (NIC).
The primary sponsor for PNW-COSMOS is the National Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Division of Human Resource Development (HRD). This project is supported by: Collaborative Research: The Pacific Northwest Alliance to develop, implement and study a STEM Graduate Education Model for American Indians and Native Alaskans. This is an AGEP - T: Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate – Transformation under HRD grant # 1432910. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.