provides a platform for researchers studying plant diversity and has helped undergraduate biology students complete their honors theses examining factors affecting root growth. (Credit: Cowpea Diversity panel by James Burridge at URBC, South Africa, 2013)

The goal of our Partner Program is to build long-term strategic partnerships between organizations, projects, and the SGCI to benefit the community in multiple ways.

The objectives of the SGCI Partner Program are to:

  • Leverage the expertise of complementary organizations to support and advise the gateway community in the best possible way.
  • Exchange existing services to provide the best array of services to gateway clients.
  • Cross-promote resources and services offered by SGCI and our partners.
  • Provide a streamlined process to access resources and services provided by a partner.
  • As appropriate, provide student exchange or internship opportunities.

Interested organizations will collaboratively develop a Letter of Commitment that includes background information on the organization and a description of how the organization’s services/resources are augmented by involvement in SGCI as well as how it is anticipated that SGCI will benefit from the partnership. View a Letter of Commitment template with further details of the program as a PDF file.

Partners will be listed on the SGCI website and included in two meeting opportunities per year of SGCI partners and affiliates — one virtual and one face-to-face event at the annual Gateways conference.

For more information on this program, contact To apply for the program, fill out this form.

Partners Can Now Request Summer Interns

Our Workforce Development team offers summer internships each year for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Participants will be placed at one of the seven universities that form the SGCI partnership, or a specific site can be suggested by an SGCI client, partner, or others who are interested in hosting a student intern. Eligible students include graduate students at any level and undergraduates majoring in computer science or computer engineering (or related fields) who have completed their junior year and who demonstrate strong programming and software engineering skills. Participants will receive a stipend plus housing and transportation.

If you are an SGCI partner and are interested in hosting a student intern during summer of 2018complete this application form. SGCI's Workforce Development service area can either select an intern for you, or you can recommend a student that you'd like to work with. If you decide to recommend a student, you'll need to provide their details on the form. The deadline for submitting this application is April 27, 2018. The review process will continue until all slots are filled. More information about our student-focused programs, including internships, can be found here

Our Partners

This program launched in March 2017, and we’re taking applications at any time. These partner organizations offer services or resources that are complementary to the work of the SGCI.

Click on our partners' logos to learn more about the services they offer in partnership with SGCI.

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The following participating organizations are funded to provide services to SGCI.


Association of Computer/ 
Information Sciences and
Engineering Departments at
Minority Institutions

University of Notre Dame

Indiana University