The Pipeline Program is a CUNY-wide initiative designed to provide educational and financial support to CUNY undergraduates from groups currently underrepresented in our nation's universities who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in preparation for college-level teaching and advanced research.
Research has shown that the transition from the undergraduate to graduate education worlds is particularly difficult for students from underrepresented groups. Some difficulties are related to socio-economic factors (inability to afford graduate school or the need to support family members) while others can be categorized as cultural factors (like an unfamiliarity with terms, rules, or expectations in the graduate education world).
The Pipeline Program attempts to break down these barriers (or at least minimize them) so students with intellectual potential have an equal shot at being amazing graduate students, inspirational professors, serious researchers, and life-changing mentors.
The program is a year-long program that includes several components including monthly colloquia, a summer institute, and a research project and conference. It accepts students in any discipline except law, business and medicine.