The Mutually Enriching Mentorship program (MEM) aims to enhance understanding around race-based issues on ASU’s campus as it relates to the graduate student experience in STEM-related disciplines. We are seeking six graduate students to support this initiative by creating scenarios and learning opportunities to develop the cultural competency of ASU faculty (please see the attached application for more details and an example). These scenarios will then be used in a faculty training program to share, inform, and transform systems of inequality in graduate education and support students who have historically been excluded due to race or ethnicity. Help us to explore these topics by applying for a Graduate Student Designer (GSD) award.

Are you a faculty member interested in joining the MEM cohort for Fall 2022? Please fill out this form: 

Application deadline: April 29th, 2022

Awards will be announced in early May 2022.   Please check back in Spring 2023 for the next MEM application.

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We are happy to discuss your interest in getting involved with the Earth Systems Science for the Anthropocene Graduate Scholar Network!

Please email us at with any questions about the network.

In order to apply for any ESSA-related funding, you must first complete the ESSA scholar registration form here: