Workshop Announcement: Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP)

The Graduate School is hosting a workshop for faculty considering Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP) submissions in the future.  IGEPs are supported by the Graduate School and are intended to promote and sustain interdisciplinary graduate research and education at Virginia Tech.  Each IGEP addresses a major fundamental problem or complex societal issue requiring an interdisciplinary team of scholars.


On its first year, 17 IGEP proposals were submitted with participation from 183 faculty, 7 colleges, and 56 departments.  We are pleased to announce that four IGEPs have been awarded funding.  Over the next two years, three additional IGEPs will be funded each year.  The 2nd call for IGEP proposals (Fall 2012) will be announced in late March 2011 following the workshop with a deadline for mid Fall 2011 to allow more time for the development phase.


The workshop for future IGEP proposals will focus on the components of a successful proposal from the perspective of both IGEP reviewers and faculty with currently funded IGEPs.  The workshop will be held on March 15, 2011 from 1:00-3:00 pm in GLC room F.  Please join us!