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Announcing: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program (internal deadline: 9/3/2020)

Hayley Bohall
August 12, 2020

Research Development is pleased to announce a newly released NSF opportunity: 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.

As a special emphasis under this solicitation, IGE seeks proposals that will result in a single cooperative agreement for the development and implementation of an IGE Innovation Acceleration Hub. The Hub will facilitate IGE awardee communications about research activities and outcomes and provide a platform for external stakeholder engagement. Only Hub proposals submitted to the November 2020 deadline will be considered for funding.

  • Internal Submission Deadline: Thursday, September 3, 2020
  • Funding Organization's Deadline: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
  • Limitation: ASU may submit/participate only two (2) applications to the sponsoring organization. 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.
  • HUB proposals are not limited and are due to the sponsor on November 4, 2020. Questions? Please contact


To apply for this limited submission, please see: