Workshop IV Invitation for Future Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programs (IGEPs) – September 27, 2012

The Graduate School is hosting workshop IV 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.

In its first year, 17 IGEP proposals were submitted with participation from 183 faculty, 7 colleges, and 56 departments. On its second year, nineteen IGEP proposals were submitted with participation from 227 faculty, 8 colleges, and 58 departments. Next year, three additional IGEPs will be funded. The 3rd call for IGEP proposals (for Fall 2013) was announced in April 2012 following workshop III with a deadline for November 12, 2012 to allow for more time for the development phase.

Workshop IV for future IGEP proposals will focus on the components of a successful proposal from the perspective of both IGEP proposal reviewers and faculty with currently funded IGEPs. Workshop IV will be held on September 27, 2012 from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm in The Graduate Life Center (GLC) room F.  Please join us!