College of Liberal Arts

Limited Submission: NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)

Nominations due to Dean Slesnick by 2/3/10

Wednesday Feb 3, 2010


Please disseminate to appropriate researchers in your colleges and ORUs and coordinate internal review of pre-proposals:

Sponsor:          The National Science Foundation

Program:         Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)

Limitations:       FOUR preliminary proposals as single or lead institution

Program Guidelines:      The complete solicitation can be found at <> for review.

Internal Review Procedures:

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to <>  no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2010:

1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination

2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of the proposed research project.

3. The bio sketch of the UT PI

Each department should submit all proposals forward with a ranking from the Dean/Associate Dean for Research.    

Eligibility: Any given individual may participate as PI or Co-PI in only one proposal submission.  That restriction applies to preliminary proposals as well as full proposals.  A PI or Co-PI on one proposal may serve as a faculty participant on other proposals.  

Program Description:   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.
Please see the solicitation for complete information.

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