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About IGERT

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. Since 1998 the IGERT program has made 278 awards and has provided funding for approximately 6,500 graduate students.

Learn More

Visit Find an IGERT to learn more about the individual IGERT programs. Browse the Showcase Highlights, IGERT Stories, and Achievements for a window into their innovative work and accomplishments. The IGERT Stories include video narratives, field notes, news clippings, informal reports, and blogs provided by many of these programs.

Logged in IGERT.org members looking for FAQs about how to use this site and to provide feedback should be sure to visit the IGERT.org Feedback Group.

Opportunities in the IGERT Program

Prospective PIs

Principal Investigators and university faculty looking to start and fund an IGERT program at your university, should visit For Prospective PIs to find the solicitation, important dates, FAQs, and a video presentation by NSF Program Officers.

Prospective Graduate Students

Students looking for graduate programs and to learn more about the opportunities that might be available to you in the IGERT program, should visit For Prospective Students.