The following organizations are directly involved in the planning and design of the EDGE research:
Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE). The Center for Research and Innovation in Graduate Education (CIRGE) is serving as the external evaluator for EDGE-Phase 2. In 2008, CIRGE released a study based on a survey of social science PhDs who earned their degrees between July 1, 1995 and June 30, 1999. The survey focuses on job search, work/life choices and dilemmas, and doctoral program evaluation. Geography was one of the disciplines studied in the report, which is available on the CIRGE website.
In September 2008, the AAG received a supplemental grant from NSF to support collaborative research with Oxford University’s Centre for Excellence in Preparing for Academic Practice. This funding supported a longitudinal study based on monthly logs of the mentoring relationships, study habits, and professional development activities in which graduate students are engaged.
Professional and Organizational Development Network (POD) in Higher Education. POD specialists participated in the development of the EDGE book Aspiring Academics and provided additional evaluation services for the project.
Under the CASTL Leadership program, the AAG collaborated with the Carnegie Foundation and several institutions on efforts to develop and disseminate resources for improving the pedagogical knowledge and training of graduate students. Further information is available here.