AGEP - Fellowships/Assistantships

A number of internal funding opportunities exist to support students. For information on opportunities, such as  FELLOWSHIPS, ASSISTANTSHIPS, ASSOCIATESHIPS, GRANTS,  please visit the following website:  

WMU AGEP Fellowships

AGEP Fellowships are available for students who meet the eligibility criteria for an AGEP Fellowship and who participate in a majority of AGEP Alliance activities, workshops, presentations, and events associated with the AGEP grant.   The stipend for each term is as follows (2009-2010 rates): $19,944 for a doctoral student (Fall $6,648; Spring $6,648; Summer I $3,324; and Summer II $3,324).

In addition, the appointment includes a tuition scholarship equivalent to required program hours.  Up to $1,000.00 in travel to one professional conference to disseminate dissertation research findings. (AGEP sponsored) Up to $350.00 for professional editing and formatting of the final copy of the dissertation is provided by the Graduate College at WMU.

A number of external funding sources also exist to support students.

The National Science Foundation Research Fellowship (

This program aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,000 graduate fellowships in this competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study.

The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program sponsored by the National Science Foundation seeks to train PhD scientists and engineers with the interdisciplinary background and the technical, professional and personal skills  needed to address the global questions of the future.  The national recruitment program ( help students find the IGERT program that is right for them.  Students might consider working with WMU faculty that participate in the Biosphere - Atmosphere Research and Training (BART) IGERT program at the University of Michigan Biological Station (

Other Graduate Fellowships Opportunities are listed below.

AGEP Program at Western Michigan University contact information:

Tony Dennis
Director, Graduate Student Recruitment and Retention
Graduate College
260 Wallwood Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5242
Tel (269) 387-8212
Fax (269) 387-8232.

Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008

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