|NSF issues announcement for Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)|
Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)
Program Solicitation# 10-523
The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcement for Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT).
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 who will pursue careers in research and education, with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become, in their own careers, leaders and creative agents for change. The program is intended to catalyze a cultural change in graduate education, for students, faculty, and institutions, by establishing innovative 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.
As a result of the limited number of proposals that can be submitted, UND will conduct an internal review of preproposals. Preproposals should consist of the following sections:
Cover page listing the project name, collaborators, contact person, total budget amount
Instrument(s) to be purchased or developed and its (their) function(s)
Impact on the research program of the collaborators, department(s), and college(s)
Impact on the university’s mission as a whole
Preproposals should be no more than 3 pages in length using a reasonable format (1 inch margins, font size 11, single-spaced). Preproposals are due in Research Development and Compliance (RD&C) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. Criteria used for reviewing preproposals will include appropriateness to the goal of the program; probability for funding by NSF; reasonableness of budgetary requests; and impact of the request on the university and the academic units involved. Investigators will be notified of the review results as soon as possible in order to provide as much time as possible to prepare a final proposal for submission.
-- Barry Milavetz, Associate Vice President of Research and Economic Development, Research Development and Compliance, email@example.com, 777-4278