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NSF has archived the IGERT program, and instead, recently created a new IGE program. A few details are listed below. The IGE program is limited to 2 proposals per institution. To apply in 2017, you will need to indicate your intent to apply by Monday, August 14th at 5PM. To do so, simply send an email to aubrey.turner@uncg.edu. In that email, please indicate the PI Name and Department, and state that you intend to apply to the IGE program in 2017. If more than two groups indicate an intent to apply, then we will hold an internal competition, in which a preliminary proposal will need to be submitted for review. Please share this notice within NSF-relevant departments as appropriate.

Title: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program

Deadline: October 25, 2017

Synopsis of Program:

The Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training. The program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.

IGE focuses on projects aimed at piloting, testing, and validating innovative and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education. IGE projects are intended to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. The program supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches.

The program addresses both workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. Strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic partners are encouraged.

Budget: IGE Awards (6 to 10 anticipated in FY 2018) are expected to be up to three (3) years in duration with a total budget between $300,000 and $500,000.

Number of Allowed Proposals per Institution: 2