NSF/OURS Program

The OURS program is designed to prepare women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for academic leadership roles, either within their STEM disciplines or within institutional administrations.

This program provides training in such areas as leadership principles, contemporary issues in higher education, interpersonal dynamics, ethics, institutional advancement, financing and governance. Upon the completion of each year-long program, participants will receive a Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Leadership from TCSPP and will be positioned to assume leadership positions in higher education, up to and including the level of President.

NSF/OURS Scholarship Opportunity

With an $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2012, the Opportunities for UnderRepresented Scholars (OURS) program provides initial funding to support full scholarships for eligible participants for a Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Leadership.