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Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeships (IGERTs) are National Science Foundation supported programs for graduate students. IGERTs provide
 

Summary: Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeships (IGERTs) are National
Science Foundation supported programs for graduate students. IGERTs provide
doctoral students with the opportunity to work as members of interdisciplinary
teams, learning the concepts, methods and vocabularies of other disciplines as
they collaborate to solve some of the world's most complex problems.
Cornell's Food System and Poverty Reduction IGERT addresses the challenges
faced by the 1.2 billion poorest people on the planet who live in rural areas in
developing countries and depend on food systems for their livelihoods. Food
systems are human managed systems that regulate the production, distribution
and consumption of food. This necessarily involves multiple disciplines because
food systems encompass many spatially and temporally distinct sub-systems,
such as markets and other economic institutions, agroecosystems, socio-cultural
belief systems, political bodies and other organizations concerned with policies.
The Food Systems and Poverty Reduction IGERT provides competitively selected
PhD students with a two year interdisciplinary Traineeship that augments the
students' core disciplinary training during the early years of their doctoral
program.
Students are funded by the IGERT only for their two year Traineeship. Funding
includes a $30,000 stipend, fully paid fees and tuition, health insurance and
$10,000 in research funding to spend the final half year of IGERT at one of the

  

Source: Angenent, Lars T. - Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

 

Collections: Renewable Energy; Engineering