IGERT Defined

What is IGERT?

Summary 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. Diversity among the students contributes to their preparation to solve large and complex research problems of significant scientific and societal importance at the national and international level. IGERT students obtain the personal and professional skills to succeed in the careers of the 21st century. What students get The IGERT programs offer traineeships to students pursuing their PhDs. This interdisciplinary graduate program spans several different disciplines including: College of Chemistry, College of Natural Resources (including Energy & Resources Group), Haas School of Business, School of Public Health, Goldman School of Public Policy, or College of Engineering. This program emphasizes an international and innovative perspective. Opportunities for international experience as well as internships in industry and government are a part of many programs. The NSF contribution to graduate student stipends is currently $30,000 per trainee per year, usually for 2 years, depending on the program. All IGERT-supported students are expected to be full-time IGERT trainees.