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Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship

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. Collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and requires teamwork provides students with the tools to become leaders in the science and engineering of the future.

Current IGERT Awards

Date Name PI Description
2013 Big Data and Data Science Carlos Guestrin This project will produce a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists, versed in computer science, statistics and the domain sciences; capable of developing and using Big Data tools and models that will enable fundamental discoveries in a data intensive world.
2011 Integrative Graduate Training in Ocean Change Terrie Klinger This project will train a new generation of scholars to use integrative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-scale approaches to investigate problems of ocean change.
2007 Bioresource-based Energy for Sustainable Societies Daniel Schwartz This project supports the development of an interdisciplinary, multicultural graduate education and research program in Bioresource-based Energy for Sustainable Societies.
2006 Model-based Approaches to Biological and Cultural Evolution Timothy Kohler (WSU) This project establishes a novel Ph.D. training program designed to bridge the gap between anthropology and biology.
2005 Astrobiology: Life in a Cosmic Context Woody Sullivan This project seeks to investigate astrobiology questions and further progress in institutionalizing successful innovative practices in inter-disciplinary education.

Past IGERT Awards

Name PI
Astrobiology: Life in and Beyond Earth's Solar System James Staley
Building Leadership for the Nanotechnology Workforce of Tomorrow Marjorie Olmstead
Integrative Graduate Education in Urban Ecology Gordon Bradley
Multinational Collaborations on Challenges to the Environment Thomas Hinkley
Program in Nanotechnology Marjorie Olmstead)