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US IGERT

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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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Investigating the International Experience in STEM Graduate Education and Beyond

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The program was designed to (a) increase our mutual understanding of essential topics relevant to investigating the impact of international collaborations at the (post) graduate level and beyond, (b) gather information on what we know and should know about assessing international experiences and programs, and (c) move collectively towards charting research directions for the coming years. After 40 hours of …

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Postdocs: What We Know and What We Would Like to Know

This report provides information about choices and career outcomes for current doctoral students and postdoctoral appointees in science and engineering. It considers qualities of the positions and expectations within different fields. Nerad, M. (2002). Paper presented at the National Sciences Foundation /CPST/Professional Societies Workshop December 4. Download: What We Know and What We Would Like to Know      

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