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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2009. Evaluation of NSF's Program of Grants for Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences (VIGRE). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12716.
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Appendix F
Acronyms

ADVANCE Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research

AMS American Mathematical Society

ARO Army Research Office

ASA American Statistical Association

COSEPUP Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy

DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DHHS Department of Health and Human Services

DMS Division of Mathematical Sciences

DMS/NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences/National Science Foundation

DOD Department of Defense

DOE Department of Energy

EMSW21 Enhancing the Mathematical Sciences Workforce in the 21st Century

GIG Group Infrastructure Grant

GSS Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering

IPEDS Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

MAA Mathematical Association of America

MCTP Mentoring through Critical Transition Points

MPS Mathematics and Physical Sciences Directorate

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2009. Evaluation of NSF's Program of Grants for Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences (VIGRE). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12716.
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NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NIH National Institutes of Health

NRC National Research Council

NSA National Security Agency

NSF National Science Foundation

NSF R&D National Science Foundation Research and Development

ONR Office of Naval Research

OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy

PAID Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination

PI principal investigator

R&D research and development

REU Research Experience for Undergraduates

RFG Research Focus Group

RFP request for proposals

RIT Research Interaction Team

RTG Research Training Group

SDR Survey of Doctoral Recipients

S&E science and engineering

SED Survey of Earned Doctorates

SEP Special Emphasis Panel

SHE science, engineering, or health

SIAM Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

TA teaching assistantship

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture

VIGRE Grants for Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2009. Evaluation of NSF's Program of Grants for Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences (VIGRE). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12716.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2009. Evaluation of NSF's Program of Grants for Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences (VIGRE). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12716.
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In 1998, the National Science Foundation (NSF) launched a program of Grants for Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences (VIGRE). These grants were designed for institutions with PhD-granting departments in the mathematical sciences, for the purpose of developing high-quality education programs, at all levels, that are vertically integrated with the research activities of these departments. To date, more than 50 departments at 40 institutions have received VIGRE awards.

As requested by NSF, the present volume reviews the goals of the VIGRE program and evaluates how well the program is designed to address those goals. The book considers past and current practices for assessing the VIGRE program; draws tentative conclusions about the program's achievements based on the data collected to date; and evaluates NSF's plans for future data-driven assessments. In addition, critical policy and programmatic changes for the program are identified, with recommendations for how to address these changes.

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