Best Practices for IGERT Sustainability

The National Science Foundation funds IGERT programs in order to incubate new practices, not to provide long-term program funding. Once initial funding peters out, program directors and graduate school administrators face the challenge of maintaining the generous funding levels that fostered excellence. CIRGE explored ways to meet this challenge and sustain the programming initiated with IGERT funds by collecting the successful experiences of IGERT program directors, the best practices put forth by institutions on the forefront of interdisciplinary innovation of doctoral education, and the recommendations by scholars and university committees concerned with reform of interdisciplinary study and research.

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