Archive for January 2012

$3.2 M Grant Breaks New Ground In Graduate Education

$3.2 M Grant Breaks New Ground In Graduate Education

Norfolk State University is using a $3.2 million grant to break new ground in graduate research education. The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) requires doctoral candidates to break out of their discipline-specific backgrounds and cross disciplinary boundaries—an approach that is expected to shake up traditional graduate research education. It also helps address the growing need for professionals to work across fields to create innovative solutions for complex problems. Under the National Science Foundation grant, Norfolk State’s IGERT project focuses on the magnetic and [...]



Record Year: $20M in Awards

Norfolk State University received $20.246 million in awards during fiscal year 2010-11—the highest level received in the history of the University, according to Joseph C. Hall, vice president for research and economic development. The funding represents a 16.2 percent increase over the 2009-10 fiscal year and is 32.3 percent higher than fiscal year 2008-09.  Hall attributes the increase to a better awareness of the quality and type of research conducted at the University and to improved solicitation strategies. “Our research is no longer a best [...]