WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Core Graduate Research Program

The Core Graduate Research Program (CGRP) provides participating graduate students with cross-disciplinary training, advising, and mentorship in potentially transformative research performed within and across institutions and including an entrepreneurial component.

GRADUATE RESEARCH

Preparing the Innovators of Tomorrow

It takes a lot of smart, hard-working people to power Kentucky’s new bio-economy. Kentucky NSF EPSCoR’s Core Graduate Research Program helps develop graduate students into the innovators of tomorrow, expanding the highly-trained workforce needed to drive the success of technology-based industries across the Commonwealth.

CGRP SEMINARS

Learning Beyond the Lab

The Core Graduate Research Program provides an environment where students can learn and network outside of the classroom. CGRP student participants are invited to join our graduate seminars throughout the year to learn about other STEM disciplines and interact with other KY NSF EPSCoR participants.

CO-MENTORSHIP

Partner with Professionals Invested in Your Success

Participants in the Core Graduate Research Program benefit from co-mentorship from Kentucky NSF EPSCoR research professionals. Each graduate student is jointly advised by 2 advisors, generally from different STEM disciplines and/or institutions.

PEER-LED TEAM LEARNING

Helping Other Students
Achieve Their Goals

Supported graduate student participants may mentor undergraduates and K-12 participants via Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL).