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Graduate Research at Rutgers–New Brunswick

First-rate graduate research happens every day at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. And you should expect nothing less from a member of the Association of American Universities, a group comprising North America’s 62 leading research universities.

Most IGERTS in the United States

IGERT Students

The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, known as IGERT, is a highly competitive National Science Foundation grant program supporting science and engineering graduate students who are pursuing doctorates in fields that cross academic disciplines and have broad societal impact.

Rutgers–New Brunswick has five IGERTs, more than any other school in the nation. Learn more:

Powerful Health Sciences Research

Under the umbrella of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, nine Rutgers schools and numerous centers, institutes, and clinics work together to conduct research, develop health care solutions, and deliver treatment to the people of New Jersey and the United States. Six of these schools have a presence at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Other prominent Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences units on campus include:

Drawn to Rutgers

At Rutgers–New Brunswick, graduate students encounter faculty mentors at the top of their game; the most extensive network of research centers, institutes, laboratories, and facilities in New Jersey; flexible and collaborative programs; collegial contacts with other research universities and organizations; and the library and computing power to move work forward.

What Are Graduate Students Researching?

Graduate Research

In top-rated programs from accounting to women’s and gender studies, Rutgers graduate students wrestle with questions that span the range of human thought and endeavor. Here’s a sampling:

  • Master in public policy candidate Jui Agrawal, vice president of public policy for the Rutgers Association of Planning and Policy Students, assists with research related to disability employment at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.
  • Anthropology Ph.D. candidate Chaunetta Jones’s inquiries focus on people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa, providing a window into how individuals respond to health crises in resource-poor communities.
  • Elena Tartaglia and Brooke Maslo, Ph.D. students in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, applied urban ecology principles to the restoration master plan for the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, New Jersey’s newest National Historical Park.
  • At the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois, physics Ph.D. candidate Brian Tice scatters beams of particles, such as protons, electrons, or neutrinos from atomic nuclei, to measure the internal structure of protons and neutrons to unprecedented degrees of precision.
  • Oceanography Ph.D. candidate Seyed Aboozar Tabatabai works to develop realistic modeling of carbon cycling, pollutant dispersion, and sediment transport in the ocean.

Finding Funding

Internal grants, external grants, fellowships, teaching assistantships, scholarships, and departmental awards are just some of the ways graduate students find financial support for their research. Contact your academic department or school to explore options. Here’s a sampling of possibilities.