See the list of the 2017-18 MPHD Graduates


Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program (MPHD)

The MPHD Program offers substantial scholarships and other forms of support to underrepresented minority students who are matriculated for a doctoral degree in engineering, the physical and natural sciences, or mathematics at a limited number of partner universities. Students must self-identify as African-American, Hispanic, or American Indian/Alaska Native, and be U.S. citizens.

Prospective Sloan Scholars at UCEM Institutions

The following institutions have been designated as Sloan University Centers for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM): Cornell University; Georgia Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; The Pennsylvania State University; University of California, San Diego; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, and University of South Florida, and have been awarded funds. All questions about the possibility and process by which prospective students may be considered to become Sloan Scholars and receive scholarship and other forms of support should be directed to the point(s) of contact at these University Centers. The table below provides contact information and the fields that are supported at each institution.


UCEM Schools & Disciplines

The following University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring are currently funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


Program Director


Eligible Fields of Study


Cornell Univ Logo

Dr. Mark Lewis

Associate Dean for Engineering Diversity Programs


Agricultural & Life Sciences

Jami P. Joyner Director, Diversity Programs in Engineering

Duke Graduate School

Dr. Paula D. McClain Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education


Computer Science



Statistical Science

Biomedical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Dr. Calvin Howell

Professor of Physics

Dr. Jacqueline Looney

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Associate Vice Provost for Academic Diversity

Georgia Tech Logo

Dr. Stephen M. Ruffin

Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering


Massachusetts Institute of Technology Logo

Dr. Leslie A. Kolodziejski Professor of Electrical Engineering

Biological Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering

Penn State Logo

Dr. Fred S. Cannon

Professor, Environmental Engineering



Agricultural Sciences

Earth & Mineral Sciences

Information Sciences and Technology

Human Development

Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs

Dr. Stephanie D. Preston Senior Director
Office of Graduate Educational Equity Programs

UC San Diego

Dr. Kim Barrett

Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Jacobs School of Engineering

The Graduate Division

Division of Physical Sciences
April Bjornsen Assistant Dean, Graduate Student Affairs & Admissions

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo

Dr. Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko

Dean of Graduate College

College of Engineering

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Physical and Mathematical Sciences)
Dr. Ellen Wang Althaus Director, Sloan UCEM at Illinois The Graduate School

Univ of South Florida

Dr. Jose Zayas-Castro

Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering


Marine Sciences

Mr. Bernard Batson Director, Diversity Programs
College of Engineering


Can Other Universities Become Part of the Sloan MPHD Program?

The Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program is not accepting new unsolicited applications to participate at this time.



Below are the forms for current Sloan MPHD scholars whose awards began in 2012-13 and prior years.

MPHD Payment/ Professional Travel Request
MPHD Academic Report
Graduate Contact Sheet

Below are the forms for current Sloan UCEM scholars whose awards began in 2013-14 and later years.

UCEM Spending Plan
UCEM Academic Report
UCEM Expenditure Report
Graduate Contact Sheet