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NSF Announces New Graduate Training Plan

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ARLINGTON, Va.--To meet the "need for a cadre of broadly prepared PhD's with multidisciplinary backgrounds and the technical, professional, and personal skills essential to addressing the varied career demands of the future," the National Science Foundation announced the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training Program, a new agency-wide multidisciplinary graduate training program.

NSF organizations participating in the program include the directorates for biological sciences; computer and information science; geosciences; mathematical and physical sciences; and social, behavioral and economic sciences; and the Office of Polar Programs. Awards will be made in amounts up to $500,000 per year for a period not to exceed five years. For more information see http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf9896.

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