Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The purpose of the Alfred P. Sloan Graduate Scholarship Programs is to assist efforts to diversify the U.S. Ph.D. degree-holding workforce by increasing the recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented doctoral students in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), especially in fields where national trends document persistent underrepresentation. A secondary aim is to change the demographics of STEM faculty in U.S. colleges and universities by paying special attention to the preparation of doctoral students from underrepresented minorities (URM) for careers in academia.

Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program (MPHD)

The MPHD Program offers substantial scholarships and other forms of support to underrepresented minority students who are matriculated for a doctoral degree in engineering, the physical and natural sciences, or mathematics at a limited number of partner universities. Students must self-identify as African-American, Hispanic, or American Indian/Alaska Native, and be U.S. citizens.

Prospective Sloan Scholars at UCEM Institutions

The following institutions have been designated as Sloan University Centers for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) and have been awarded funds. All questions about the possibility and process by which prospective students may be considered to become Sloan Scholars and receive scholarship and other forms of support should be directed to the point(s) of contact at these University Centers.

Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP)

The SIGP program allows eligible American Indian/Alaska Native masters and doctoral candidates at the following institutions to apply for scholarships designed to facilitate graduate study in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering through approved faculty and departments. Eligibility requirements and other information for each participating university are available through accessing the appropriate site below.