This NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program for Ph.D. students is jointly run by Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. The program pays tuition and stipend to seven Drexel students and seven Penn students each year. IGERT trainees participate in an annual retreat, as well as quarterly professional training seminars.
Graduate Assistantships in the Areas of National Need enable fellows to participate in multi-disciplinary research, and prepare fellows to pursue careers in academia. These fellowships also enable greater numbers of women and minority students to pursue doctoral study, and enable fellows to participate in international collaborations.