R2R will train graduate students in the process of convergent science whereby engineers, scientists, and practitioners co-develop research priorities to solve
common problems. The R2R curriculum will focus on interdisciplinary knowledge, professional development, and communication skills. An environmental solutions practicum will facilitate cross-disciplinary interaction to address real-world management problems. Data science and other skills training will be provided through a summer institute (SMART) that will also engage practitioners with workshops and symposia. A Research in Action Internship (RAIN) program with practitioner partners will build career skills while training students to apply knowledge in a management context. Trainees
who complete program requirements and an internship will receive a Certificate in Ecosystem Management and Environmental Change to facilitate career placement. Outstanding PhD trainees may receive a one or two year R2R Fellowship that includes tuition and stipend support.