Recently Completed Programs
Professional Science Master's Degree
The long period required to earn a Ph.D. in much of science, and doubts about the suitability of present graduate training for non-academic jobs suggest that graduate schools might consider a different kind of graduate degree in addition to the Ph.D. In this program, the Foundation made grants that encouraged and promote the development of the Professional Science Master's degree, a two-year degree, heavily oriented toward coursework that provides a sound basis for work outside academia in scientific and technical fields.
Active grantmaking in this program ended in 2010. The Foundation is no longer accepting grant proposals in this program.