BOSTON—On Saturday at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, the National Science Foundation announced the creation of a new competition, the Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge. The competition calls for graduate students studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to submit proposals describing how they would improve graduate education, whether by overhauling student and faculty training policies, modifying funding structure, bridging connections to professional societies, or changing the culture of graduate school. There will be six or seven winners, Stoll said, with prizes ranging from $1000 to $3000.
The contest opens today and the deadline is 15 April. For more information, visit the competition’s Web site.