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University of Wisconsin–Madison

NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program 2018

To:Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological, Physical and Social Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date:September 21, 2017
Subject:NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program 2018 NSF 17-585

Deadline

Deadline for Internal Review:October 05, 2017

Project Description

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.

Eligibility

An eligible organization may participate in two Innovations in Graduate Education proposals per competition.Participation includes serving as a lead organization on a non-collaborative proposal or as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on a collaborative proposal. Organizations participating solely as evaluators on projects are excluded from this limitation. Proposals that exceed the institutional eligibility limit(beyond the first two submissions based on timestamp) will be returned without review regardless of the institution’s role (lead, non-lead, subawardee) in the returned proposal.

Amount per award: $300,000 – $500,000
Duration of award: 3 Years
Number of awards: 6 to 10

Website

Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, attach a single PDF to an email to: grants@research.wisc.edu

  • CVs of Lead PI and Project Team
  • 5 Page Project Overview

Sponsor Deadlines

Applications are due to NSF by October 25, 2017.

Questions?

Contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email grants@research.wisc.edu.