The long-range goal of the Enriched Doctoral Training in the Mathematical Sciences (EDT) program is to strengthen the nation's scientific competitiveness by increasing the number of well-prepared U. S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and
in other professions in which expertise in the mathematical sciences plays an increasingly important role.
The EDT program will achieve this by supporting efforts to enrich research training in the mathematical sciences at the doctoral level by preparing Ph.D.
students to recognize and find solutions to mathematical challenges arising in other fields and in areas outside today's academic setting.
Graduate research training activities supported by EDT will prepare participants for a broader range of mathematical opportunities and career paths than has been traditional in U. S. mathematics doctoral training.