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Limited Submission Notice: National Science Foundation, Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE)


National Science Foundation (NSF)


The Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program is designed to encourage development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training. The program seeks proposals that a) explore ways for graduate students in STEM master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers, or b) support research on the graduate education system and outcomes of systemic interventions and policies. 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 organizations, and academic partners are encouraged. There are two tracks: Track 1 – Career Preparation and Student Success Pilots, and Track 2 – Systemic Interventions and Policies.

For more information, view the full NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (NSF 24-529) solicitation.


Track 1 Awards – Between $300,000 and $500,000 per award for a duration of up to 3 years
Track 2 Awards – Up to $1,000,000 per award for a duration of up to 5 years

Limited Submission Requirements and Timeline:

Two (2) proposals per institution are permitted.

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. Organizations participating solely as evaluators on projects are excluded from this limitation.

Only proposals approved by the Division of Research and Economic Development may be submitted to this program.

For such approval, Principal Investigators must first submit a Notice of Interest to by 4 pm on February 21, 2024.

**If necessary, a further white paper round may be required**

Key Submission Dates:

  • February 21, 2024 by 4 pm – Notice of Interest due to
  • February 23, 2024 – Anticipated date applicants will be notified of approval to advance toward white paper round or full submission
  • April 15, 2024 – All final proposal documents due to OSP
  • April 22, 2024 – Full proposal due to NSF

Important Note on Sponsor Requirements:

An individual may serve as Lead Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted to the IGE program per annual competition.

NOTE: Please send all inquiries and submissions for Limited Submission opportunities to