Funding Opportunity

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

DEADLINE: November 10, 2017


The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.
An eligible organization may participate in two proposals per competition.Participation includes serving as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on any proposal.
November 10 – Internal White Paper
December 6 – Letter of Intent
February 6 – Full Proposal
The procedure for submitting an internal white paper may be found at
Components of a good four- page white paper are:
·       Sponsoring Agency Name and Solicitation #
·       Sponsor’s Due Date
·       PeopleSoft Number
·       Project Title
·       PI Name/Dept/College
·       Lay summary of the proposed research for internal review
·       Amount of external funding needed (Direct and Indirect Cost)
·       Level and source of institutional commitment needed
·       Description of the intellectual merit and the broader impact of the project
Besides intellectual merit and broader impacts, white papers will be reviewed on the following:
·       Integration of research and education
·       Interdisciplinarity
·       Evaluation
·       Sustainability
·       Model dissemination

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