CIC Professorial Advancement Initiative (PAI)

NSF AGEP multi-institutional collaborative grant

The Graduate College and Office of Postdoctoral Scholars is a member of a collaborative NSF AGEP grant held by the CIC (Big 10 Universities and the University of Chicago).  A major goal of the CIC AGEP Professoriate Advancement Initiative (PAI) is to diversify our STEM faculty hiring by developing high quality mentoring networks across our campuses and among our under-represented minority postdocs to enhance their transition to faculty positions across CIC institutions.

Postdoctoral scholars wishing to participate in CIC PAI @ Iowa must meet the following NSF-required criteria:

  • Working as a postdoctoral scholar in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline at a CIC PAI participating university
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be an African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander

All eligible postdocs must hold a 50% or greater appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar or Fellow. For more details –

Please contact Shelly Campo ( if you are interested in this opportunity.


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under AGEP-Transformation #1309028. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.