Are you interested in a career as a professor?

Are you from a group underrepresented in academia?


The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside is launching CUSP, a pilot project funded by the UC-HSI Doctoral Diversity Initiative (UC-HSI DDI) to provide mentoring and career development to graduate students who are interested in becoming professors and are from groups typically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
  • One-on-one career development mentoring from a UCR faculty member outside of your home program
  • Participation in CUSP professional development workshops
  • Support in developing your Individual Development Plan (IDP) using MyIDP
$500 travel award to present your research and network with faculty and peers at the scientific conference of your choice 

Opportunities to connect with other PhD candidates at UCR who are interested in a career in the professoriate

Join the growing network of CUSP Scholars and Faculty Career Mentors

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