Are you a PhD student interested in exploring interdisciplinary graduate education in Global Change?

Applicants for the Interfaces of Global Change IGEP should submit the following materials to Gloria Schoenholtz, IGC Program Coordinator (

1. A CV that includes your GPA and GRE scores (and TOEFL scores for international applicants).

2. Contact information for three letters of reference

3. A brief letter of support from the prospective Ph.D. mentor(s) explaining a) how the applicant’s training will benefit from the IGC IGEP, and b) an explicit funding plan that describes how stipend, tuition, and research expenses will be covered over the course of the applicant’s tenure at Virginia Tech. If Departmental support is part of the funding plan (e.g., a GTAs), appropriate written verification should be provided (e.g., signature of support from dept. head).

4. A cover letter (see details below) In your 1-page cover letter, please address these questions: What faculty member(s) will you be working with and what will be your home department? What kind of interdisciplinary research will you be doing that relates to the Interfaces of Global Change program? How will the Interfaces of Global Change IGEP benefit your career plans? Do you need to be considered for one of the 1-year GRA awards*?

First review of applicants for the 2013-2014 IGC cohort will begin April 30, 2013.