Space Grant Student Opportunity 2019

Background: The Institute on Teaching and Mentoring
(, has become the largest
gathering of minority Ph.D. scholars in the nation. The Institute is hosted by the
SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program. This powerful annual conference unites
minority and underrepresented scholars, mentors, and faculty members from over
40 states and more than 230 institutions for four days of connecting, teaching,
mentoring, knowledge and skill development, and opportunities. The Institute hosts
students from other organizations such as Gates Millennium Program, the Ronald
E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, and the National Science
Foundation’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). Dozens of
intensive sessions motivate and prepare participants to earn doctoral degrees and
become faculty members, researchers, and the academic leaders of tomorrow.
This year Space Grant is partnering with MUREP to sponsor (i.e., transportation,
lodging and some meals) up to 10 graduate students competitively selected from
the Space Grant Consortia. See details below.
• Event: Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB) Institute of Teaching and
Mentoring Conference
• Dates: October 24-27, 2019
• Location: Atlanta, GA at the Marriott Marquis
• Eligibility: Historically underrepresented and underserved graduate students in
STEM and students from U.S. Dept. of Education identified MSIs; each Consortium
can nominate up to 3 students
• Nomination Criteria: 1 single searchable PDF
– CV of graduate student (max 3 pages) –
• Should highlight NASA aligned research
• Include contact information (Name, Email and Phone)
• Identify the Consortium
– Statement of interest (1 page) – A first person narrative written by the
student applicant that addresses:
• The student should identify the reasons why the student wants to
attend this conference
• The student should what the student hopes to gain from his/her
• The student should identify the techniques/best practices around
mentoring that can be taken back to the Consortium
• Explain how the Consortium benefits from his/her attendance
– Send submission to with a CC: to Erica
Alston (; subject line: Space Grant: SREB
Nomination – State abbreviation Cohort 2

• Due Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019 by 5pm