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Awardee:RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
Doing Business As Name:Rutgers University New Brunswick
PD/PI:
  • Deborah Silver
  • (732) 445-5546
  • silver@jove.rutgers.edu
Award Date:01/08/2020
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 63,360
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 63,360
  • FY 2020=$63,360
Start Date:01/15/2020
End Date:06/30/2021
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.076
Primary Program Source:040106 NSF Education & Human Resource
Award Title or Description:Collaborative Research: Workshop Proposal - Developing STEM Master's IDPs as an Essential Tool in Workforce Development
Federal Award ID Number:1940221
DUNS ID:001912864
Parent DUNS ID:001912864
Program:ECR-EHR Core Research
Program Officer:
  • Earnestine Psalmonds
  • (703) 292-8112
  • eeaster@nsf.gov

Awardee Location

Street:33 Knightsbridge Road
City:Piscataway
State:NJ
ZIP:08854-3925
County:Piscataway
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:06

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Rutgers University
Street:PSM Program, 118 Frelinghuysen R
City:Piscataway
State:NJ
ZIP:08854-3925
County:Piscataway
Country:US
Cong. District:06

Abstract at Time of Award

Rutgers University and the Council of Graduate Schools propose to conduct a survey and workshop to develop templates for Individual Development Plans (IDPs) that can be used by STEM Master’s programs. The project responds to recommendations of the National Academies report on Graduate Education for the 21st Century and growing interest among master’s programs to use IDPs to encourage the acquisition of transferrable skills and career exploration for STEM master’s degree students. This will be the first convening on this topic. The project team proposes to survey master’s programs, including professional science master’s programs, to determine the prevalence and elements of IDPs currently used. The project builds on a framework for Master’s degree programs produced by the Council of Graduate Schools that will be used to provide a roadmap for IDP content. Workshop participants will use the survey results to formulate a template that could be adopted by STEM master’s programs. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 2020 meeting of the National Professional Science Master’s Association and will include topics on experiential learning, transferrable skills, and workforce development. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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