Programs and Initiatives



cirtl2-logoThe Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is an NSF Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education. CIRTL uses graduate education as the leverage point to develop a national STEM faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of successful professional careers.


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UPLIFT provides up to 3 years of postdoctoral salary support and adds training and experience in college-level instruction to the typical mentored research training. The purpose is to train a diverse group of postdocs to prepare them for teaching and research careers in the biomedical sciences.

California Alliance (NSF-AGEP)

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The California Alliance is a partnership between four leading California universities to ensure that underrepresented minority (URM) PhD graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from our alliance institutions aspire to and populate the ranks of the postdoctoral population, the faculty at competitive research and teaching institutions, the federally funded national laboratories, and scientific think tanks.