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PhD Completion Project

December 11, 2006: CGS invites proposals for grants to participate in Phase II of the Ph.D. Completion Project.

December 6-9, 2006: Ph.D. Completion Project Workshops at the CGS Annual Meeting

November 21, 2006: U.S. Granting More Doctorates, Boosted By Foreigners (Bloomberg News)

July 11, 2006: Technical Workshop: Ph.D. Completion Project
CGS Summer Workshop for Graduate Deans and New Deans Institute

April 18, 2006: Competition Worries Graduate Programs (Washington Post)

April 18, 2006: As Many Dropouts as Degrees - Poor PhD Completion Rate Prods Group to Evaluate What's Lacking (Washington Post)

April 18, 2006: Lab Work Paving Path to PhD (Washington Post)

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On November 16, 2004, the Council of Graduate Schools named the universities selected to participate in a $2.6 million, three-year project supported by grants from Pfizer Inc and the Ford Foundation. To read the Press Release and related announcements, click on the following links:

Press Release: November 16, 2004 - CGS Announces Ph.D. Completion Project Awards (105KB PDF)

Press Release: CGS Receives $2 Million Grant from Pfizer Inc for Ph.D. Completion Project (12KB PDF)

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Office of Science and Technology Article on Ph.D. Attrition Challenge in U.S. Graduate Programs


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