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    Prior Preparing Future Faculty Projects

    The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) initiative, to prepare graduate students for faculty careers, was launched in 1993 as a partnership between the Council of Graduate Schools  and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). During a decade of grant activity, from 1993-2003, PFF evolved into four distinct program phases, with support from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the National Science Foundation, and the Atlantic Philanthropies.


    During this time, PFF programs were implemented at more than 45 doctoral degree-granting institutions and nearly 300 partner institutions in the United States. While the grant periods have expired, CGS continues to provide administrative support to existing programs and to those wishing to develop new PFF programs.


    link to PDFResults of the NSF-funded project are summarized in the publication, Preparing Future Faculty in the Sciences and Mathematics (2002).






    link to PDFResults of the Atlantic Philanthropies-funded project are summarized in the publication, Preparing Future Faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2003).







    Julia Kent


    More information about the Preparing Future Faculty project is available on the project website.


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