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
  • Fully funded membership in SACNAS and travel to The National Diversity in STEM Conference to present your research and network with faculty and peers
  • A summer stipend of $4000 to support preparation of your conference research presentation
  • Networking opportunities with PhD students at UCR who are interested in future careers in the professoriate
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