Limited Submission Funding Opportunity: NSFNational Science Foundation Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program



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.

FUNDING INFORMATION: total budget between $300,000 and $500,000


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


Interested investigators should submit the following materials via InfoReady Review by DATE: 2/17/2023

  • Questions outlined in InfoReady Review application;
  • A letter of recommendation from the appropriate department chair or dean
  • A brief statement (up to 2 pages) by the candidate describing their achievements and proposed project;
  • A brief budget outline for the proposed project
  • Up-to-date CV or biosketch.

A faculty committee drawn from both campuses will review internal proposals and select nominees.

Internal Materials Due: Friday, February 17, 2023
Sponsor Deadline: Saturday, March 25, 2023