What is IGERT?
UC Denver received a prestigious $3.2M Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an innovative inter-disciplinary graduate program on sustainable urban infrastructure. The award supports 26 doctoral students during the five-year grant period from 2007-2012. The graduate program, the first of its kind in the country for its breadth across disciplines, spans the Colleges of Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Public Affairs, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
IGERT Programs Nationwide
IGERT grants are awarded by NSF to innovative graduate programs in US universities for training PhD scientists and engineers with the interdisciplinary background and the technical, professional and personal skills needed to address global questions of the future. The IGERT program is aimed at establishing innovative new models for graduate education, training and collaborative research that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate development of a diverse, globally-engaged, science and engineering workforce.
Started in 1997, there are now over 150 IGERT programs at about 80 Universities around the country. Through the use of innovative curricula and internships, and by focusing on problem-centered training, these programs give their graduates the edge needed to become leaders in their chosen fields. Students accepted to this prestigious program receive support toward tuition, fees and research supplies, plus a sizeable stipend. For more information, see http://www.igert.org/