INTRODUCTION TO THE IGERT PROGRAM
The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program,
initiated in 1997 and now comprising approximately 125 award sites, continues
into its sixth annual competition. The IGERT program has been developed
to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists, engineers,
and educators with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in
chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to
become in their own careers the 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 greater diversity in student participation
and preparation, and to contribute to the development of a diverse, globally-engaged
science and engineering workforce.
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