The National Science Foundation has posted their Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship award opportunity.
This program program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. scientists, engineers, and educators with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become 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.
Due to a surge in interest at the University for this program, a one-page internal synopsis letter is required prior to submission.
Preliminary and full proposals are by invitation only based on the synopsis letter. Only four preliminary proposals are allowed per institution and only three full proposals may be submitted thereafter. All preliminary proposals must be routed through the University's internal nomination process.
University of Nevada, Reno Internal Nomination Process:
Please submit a one page synopsis of your project to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before March 12, 2007.
These submissions will be forwarded to the University nominating official for the review and nomination process. If you are nominated, you will be instructed to create your pre-proposal in either NSF Fastlane or Grants.gov for submission on or prior to the April 5, 2007 deadline.
Please contact the Office of Sponsored Projects at (775) 784-4040 if you have any questions or concerns.