The National Science Foundation’s Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program aims to address this problem by providing supports that can help underrepresented minorities complete their doctoral studies and find employment as faculty at American institutions of higher education. Evaluations of the AGEP program indicate that the numbers of underrepresented minority students enrolling in STEM doctoral programs have increased over time, but the research conducted to date has not tied the activities and initiatives of the AGEP institutions to student success, particularly completion rates. Learn more about the initiative here.