Humanities Inclusivity Program (HIP)
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Inclusivity Program creates a pipeline and support network for humanities majors from underrepresented groups to enter and succeed in Master’s and PhD programs. This two-year program offers a paid research assistantship for students paired with GSU faculty mentors to train in their research methods and writing. The HIP also provides students with intellectual preparation and social experiences that will help them enter the next stage of their path as humanities scholars, teachers, and professionals.
The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)
The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) at Georgia State University is an undergraduate research education and training program grounded in Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience, and Psychology. Funded through a grant from the National Institutes of Health, the goal of the IMSD program is to encourage students from underrepresented groups to pursue careers in biomedical research, starting with undergraduate research and moving directly into Master’s and Ph.D. programs in related fields. The IMSD program includes paid research assistantships, required research presentations, and professional development workshops. Accepted participants in spring 2020 are guaranteed only one year of funding based on solid participation, but we will seek to identify additional funds for their assistantships.
The Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC)
The Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program at Georgia State University is an undergraduate research education and training program grounded in several of our research-focused STEM departments. Funded through a grant from the National Institutes of Health, the goal of MARC is to help prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers in biomedical research, starting with undergraduate research and moving directly into Master’s and PhD programs in related fields. The program pays tuition and a stipend, includes funding to conduct research at Harvard or Vanderbilt during the second summer in the program, and requires taking specialized honors courses.
The Perimeter Research Assistantship (PRA)
The Perimeter Research Assistantship program is for students in any pathway at Perimeter College of Georgia State University, with interest in pursuing Master’s degrees, PhD’s, JD’s, or MD’s. The program provides funding for part-time research on the Atlanta Campus with a faculty mentor in summer 2020. Applicants should be planning to transition from a Perimeter Campus to the Atlanta Campus in fall 2020.
In partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the CASA offers the SLOAN Fellowship.
Through a pilot program funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the CASA-Sloan program places focuses on guiding STEM undergraduates into PhD programs and successful careers. The overarching goal of the CASA-Sloan program is to increase the number of Georgia State undergraduates who progress to PhD programs in STEM fields, ultimately diversifying the STEM professoriate and workforce.