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IGERT is the National Science Foundation’s flagship interdisciplinary training program, educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers by building on the foundations of their disciplinary knowledge with interdisciplinary training. From 1998 until now, the IGERT program has acquired 278 awards and has provided funding for approximately 6,500 graduate students. The IGERT programs offer traineeships to students pursuing their PhDs. The interdisciplinary …

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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 …

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Astrobiology Student Focus Group Report

Two focus groups were held with Astrobiology graduate students in order to gain feedback on components of the AB program, including coursework, research rotations, international collaborations, interdisciplinarity, teamwork, interactions with faculty; and student recommendations for the AB program. In general, students offered positive feedback about the structure of the Astrobiology Program. They especially like the workshops, the seminar series and …

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Evaluative Framework for International Collaboration

 The evaluation research reported here had two central aims: To provide formative evaluation of two cases of international collaborations between U.S. and German doctoral programs and to use this experience to develop a framework for evaluation of international  collaboration in doctoral-level science education that allows us to assess the benefits of such international collaborations to students, faculty and graduate programs. In the …

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Innovation in PhD Training – IGERT evaluation report

Evaluation of an IGERT at the University of Washington which aims to train its students to become disciplinary experts who are also highly skilled in collaborative team work and interdisciplinary problem solving. The evaluation was performed at the end of the third year of a five-year grant in order to assess which activities were working in pursuit of their goals, …

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Innovation in PhD Training – IGERT evaluation report

Evaluation of an IGERT at the University of Washington which aims to train its students to become disciplinary experts who are also highly skilled in collaborative team work and interdisciplinary problem solving.  The evaluation was performed at the end of the third year of a five-year grant in order to assess which activities were working in pursuit of their goals, …

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Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Interdisciplinarity

The US National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) programs aim to encourage new approaches to interdisicplinary education.  IGERTS are developed to meet the challenges of educating doctoral level scientists, engineers and educators with the interdisciplinary background, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines and the technical, professional and interpersonal skills to lead their fields and become creative agents …

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