Graduate Studies

Underrepresented Minorities

AGEP Fellowships

  • NJIT is one of four university partners in the National Science Foundation grant Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
  • Goal: recruit, support, mentor and prepare students from underrepresented minority groups
  • Emphasis on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines
  • Eligibility: U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents, interested in doctoral study
  • Five doctoral students per year are supported
  • Office of Graduate Studies coordinates the NJIT participation
  • More Info: AGEP Fellowships

GEM Fellowships

  • The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM): Industry-academe consortium of about 90 nationally recognized research universities and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)
  • About 75 industrial and national laboratory partners
  • Eligibility: U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents from underrepresented minority groups defined as African American, Hispanic, or Native American.  
  • Internships provided at industrial members of the consortium
  • Award: typically Master’s level stipend for 9 months and tuition and fees support in addition to the expected paid summer internship
  • PhD Engineering / Science fellowships are also offered
  • Application deadline: November 15.  For early consideration, complete your application and provide your resume and unofficial transcript by October 1
  • Applications (while the student is still an undergraduate) directly to the GEM Consortium

MAC Fellowships

  • Minority Academic Careers (MAC) program
  • Goal: develop faculty members at any of New Jersey’s public or private institutions of higher education by supporting students for doctoral study
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents of New Jersey, from traditionally underrepresented minority groups, enrolled full time in a college or university in New Jersey, have a GPA of at least 3.0, interested in a college teaching career.
  • Students apply for this program individually but in concert with the MAC campus representatives at any of the doctoral granting institutions in New Jersey that participate as host institutions. 
  • Three to five MAC fellows resident on its campus annually
  • Support level: typically supplements any shortfall in state funding to assure a stipend level of $2000 per month plus tuition and fees
  • Deadline for applications: early March 
  • More Info: MAC Fellowships

Project 1000

  • Designed to assist underrepresented students applying to graduate school.
  • Supports arts and sciences, engineering, public health and most fields within education.
  • More Info: Project 1000

Anthony Kahng Fellowship

  • One recipient per year
  • Full-time graduate student in the NJIT School of Management from an underrepresented minority group and a demonstrated need for financial assistance. 
  • Amount typically about $2,000 per year.

McNair Achievement

  • Assists academically talented low-income and first-generation or underrepresented students majoring in science, engineering and mathematics (SEM) discipline to complete their bachelor's degree, and to enroll in postbaccalaureate degree programs, with the goal of obtaining doctoral degrees
  • More Info: McNair Program