Facilitating Academic Careers in Engineering and Science (FACES) is a National Science Foundation-sponsored effort between Georgia Tech, Morehouse, Emory University and Spelman. Its aim is to increase the number of African-Americans attaining doctorates in engineering and science. The ultimate goal of the FACES program is to alter the “face” of the engineering and science professoriate, such that it includes a greater number of African-Americans. An essential part of realizing these goals is to motivate African-Americans to enter graduate school. The academic year undergraduate research program is the component of FACES that addresses this need.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

The goal of the award is to assist universities in developing programs to increase the number of scientists and engineers from underrepresented ethnic groups pursuing advanced degrees in these fields and entering the professoriate.  Click here for more information  NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS  DOWNLOAD HERE

Career Initiation Grant

In particular, the program will aim to increase the number of underrepresented students pursuing careers in academia.  One facet of this program is the FACES Career Initiation Grant.  The program will award one $30,000 “Career Initiation Grant” to a promising doctoral graduate student that accepts a tenure track faculty position in engineering or science related field at a U.S. college or university.  Click here for more information


FACES Scholars

Undergraduates, who are upperclassmen at Georgia Tech, Emory, Spelman, and Morehouse and who are studying in a science, mathematics, or engineering related fields are solicited to apply to the FACES Undergraduate Scholars Research Program. As a FACES scholar, the students perform research under the supervision of an academic faculty member. A nominal effort of 10 hours per week is expected for which the student will receive a stipend of $1500/semester. As part of the research experience, each participant is expected to complete a report summarizing the results of their research and prepare a final presentation in the spring semester. The program offers talented undergraduate students the opportunity to become involved in research in the hope that they will be motivated to pursue graduate education. While the program offers the students the obvious advantages of early exposure to research, it offers participating faculty the opportunity to mentor promising students and gain assistance with research.   Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student, and must be US citizens or permanent residents.  For additional information on FACES Scholars contact Dr. Reginald DesRoches reginald.desroches@ce.gatech.edu