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The National Science Foundation (NSF) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers who will pursue careers in research and education, with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become, in their own careers, 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 diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce.

Because MU is limited to four preliminary applications for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, February 9, 2007. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary of the proposed program, including information on 1) the interdisciplinary theme and major research efforts that form this theme; 2) graduate education and training; 3) recruitment, mentoring and retention; and 4) organizational structure of the program.


Up to $3.0M per award over 5 years.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2007

Sponsor Deadline:

Preliminary proposals (required) due April 5, 2007
Full invited proposals due October 5, 2007

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in physical and life science disciplines. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at

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