IMPORTANT: LIMITED SUBMISSION
Sponsor: NSF – National Science Foundation
Program: NSF 11-533, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)
The complete solicitation is here: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11533/nsf11533.htm
Please submit the following to Jeff Meserve (email@example.com) by noon on Thursday, March 31, 2011:
1. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/needs for the proposed research project.
2. The biosketch/CV of the UT PI
3. (Recommended) Short endorsement from departmental chair to be incorporated into letter of nomination
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.