Summary: January 2012
Additional program information can be found at: http://www.biogeo.cornell.edu/
Application to Nominate Trainees for the Integrated Graduate Research and Training (IGERT) Program
in Cross-Scale Biogeochemistry and Climate (CSBC)
This announcement describes application procedures for CSBC-IGERT Traineeships, with starting dates for Fall
2012. The program expects to award 5-6 two-year Traineeships for each of the next four years.
Eligibility: Both incoming (to start Fall 2012) and current Cornell graduate students will be considered for
IGERT Traineeships, but preference will be given to students in early stages of their graduate career.
Traineeships are intended for students working toward doctoral degrees, through either PhD or MS/PhD
programs. The NSF-IGERT program encourages applications/nominations of women and underrepresented
minorities in science and engineering. NSF restricts eligibility for these and all IGERT traineeships to U.S.
citizens and permanent residents.
Expectations: Graduate student leadership is a hallmark of Cornell's biogeochemistry program, and we
expect CSBC-Trainees to play an active role in the program through, for example, participation in the Speaker
Series, Small Grants review, Retreats, Discussion Groups, and related activities. In addition, Trainees are
required to complete the program's three Core Courses, at least two Biogeochemistry-"Bootcamps," and
workshop-training in Mentorship and in Science Communication; details forthcoming via the CSBC-IGERT
website. NSF encourages two-year IGERT awards partly to support these types of interdisciplinary training.
Awardees will be required to comply with NSF reporting requests, which extend beyond the two years of