University of Southern California

Research

Limited Submission

NSF – Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT) NSF 11-533

Synopsis

The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers with interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills. The program is intended to establish new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries.  It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce.

Building upon the IGERT platform, the purpose of this IGERT solicitation is to support new models in graduate education in which students are engaged in an environment that supports innovation to learn through hands-on experience how their own research may contribute in new ways to benefit society and to learn the processes for the successful implementation of such contributions.

Program Information

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11533/nsf11533.htm

Institutional Limit

One proposal as the lead organization.

Deadlines

Internal:  3/12/2012
Sponsor Letter of Intent (required):  5/1/2012
Full Proposal:  7/2/2012

Nomination Process

Interested faculty should contact their school’s dean of research who coordinates the first step in the internal selection process.  Faculty are typically asked to submit, at a minimum, a CV or biosketch, as well as a single-page proposal summary to their research dean.  Individual schools’ deadlines are in advance of the internal deadline posted above.  Check with your school prior to our internal deadline for details concerning the nomination process.