NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program-CIF21 (IGERT-CIF21)
To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical and Social Sciences
From: Heather Daniels, Graduate School
Date: May 4, 2012
Subject: NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program-CIF21 (IGERT-CIF21)
Nominations are due at the Graduate School on Friday, May 11; Deadline for internal competition is TBD.
The IGERT Program is intended to establish innovative new models for graduate education and training for scientists and engineers 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.
NSF encourages research communities to consider the new track in the NSF's Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program described in this solicitation as a mechanism to address the training and education needs in computational and data enabled science and engineering and cyberinfrastructure research.
Trainees on UW-Madison NSF IGERTs will receive remission of the out of state portion of tuition. In addition, the Graduate School will provide $4,000 per trainee per year to cover additional shortfall in tuition, fees and health insurance. Shortfalls above the Graduate School supplement will be the responsibility of the administering department.
The number of proposals UW–Madison may submit is limited to one.
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions, etc.
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Notice of intent: Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with "NSF IGERT-CIF21" in the subject line by Friday, May 11, 2012 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal. Please include the following in your email message:
--Title of proposal or brief (one sentence) description of your proposal
PIs will be notified if an internal competition is needed.
For the project selected, the letter of intent must be submitted using Fastlane. Information about campus procedures for Fastlane is posted on the RSP Web site. The required letter of intent is due on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 5 pm CDT. The full proposal is due on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 5 pm CDT.
If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact Heather Daniels (608) 263-7274 or Petra Schroeder (608) 265-4868 or email email@example.com