About the IGERT Program

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.

The National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers with interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills. The program is intended to establish 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 diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce.

To learn more about the IGERT program, please visit the IGERT.org website. There, you can search the Find an IGERT section to find information about the different IGERT programs at universities across the country. Browse the Showcase for a window into the innovative work and accomplishments of these programs.

If you are interested in proposing a new IGERT on your campus, see NSF’s current solicitation.