The Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate (CID) was a multi-year self-examination and experimentation project spearheaded by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Six fields of student were selected: chemistry, education (educational psychology and curriculum and instruction), English, history, mathematics, and neuroscience. Department and programs from across the nation applied to participate. The Neuroscience Training Program was a partner department/program in the neuroscience section of the project.
Major accomplishments during the Program’s participation in the CID include writing the description of prototypical Ph.D. recipient from the Neuroscience Training Program; conducting parallel surveys of current faculty and students; creating Double-Degree Program in Neuroscience and Public Policy (see page 15 for more information) and attending three meetings of participating programs at the Carnegie Foundation. Additional information is available online at (http://www.carnegiefoundation.org).