NSF Alliances for Minority Participation Now Include Behavioral Sciences

For many years, NSF has maintained an Alliances for Minority Participation program, called AMP. The goal of this national effort is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. This year, for the first time, the behavioral, social, and economic sciences have been added to the list of eligible undergraduate majors.

NSF funds AMP projects through alliances that include universities, colleges, community colleges, and partnerships with associations and foundations. Presently, APA is urging psychologists at participating institutions to contact their AMP coordinator to find out how their department can take advantage of this opportunity. The following is a list of the lead universities in the NSF alliances. Those that anticipate projects in the social and behavioral sciences are marked with an *:

* Arizona State University
California State University system
* Chicago State University
* City University of New York
Florida A & M University
* Howard University
* Jackson State University
LeMoyne-Owen College, Tennessee
Montana State University
Salish Kootenai College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
* New Mexico State University
North Carolina A & T University
* Southern University & A&M College, Baton Rouge
Temple University
* Texas A & M
University of Texas system, El Paso
University of Alabama, Birmingham
* University of California, Irvine
* University of Maryland, Baltimore County
* University of Missouri, Columbia
University of Puerto Rico
University of South Carolina
* Wayne State University
Xavier University, Louisiana

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