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University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)


This five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation funded a multidisciplinary graduate program focused on resilience and adaptive governance in stressed watersheds. This collaborative program integrated scientific, social, economic and legal aspects of managing complex water issues. The Public Policy Center worked on applicable policy and social science issues.

The program educated doctoral students from many disciplines to become the next generation of natural resource scientists, managers and policymakers. This grant furthered UNL’s strategic goals for interdisciplinary research and education, and UNL’s commitment to be a leader in water research. More than 20 University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty members participated in the IGERT program, and more than 20 graduate students were supported by IGERT funds.

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