National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 24, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award AmountUn-Known
Category of Funding ActivityScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - *Who May Serve as PI: The PI must be on the faculty of the submitting institution.

Program Description

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training that ensure that graduate students develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program initially has one priority research theme - Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE); in addition, proposals are encouraged on any other crosscutting, interdisciplinary theme. In either case, proposals should identify the alignment of project research themes with national research priorities and the need for innovative approaches to train graduate students in those areas. NRT projects should develop evidence-based, sustainable approaches and practices that substantially improve STEM graduate education for NRT trainees and for STEM graduate students broadly at an institution. NRT emphasizes the development of competencies for both research and research-related careers. Strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, museums, and academic partners that enhance research quality and impacts and that facilitate development of technical and transferrable professional skills are encouraged. Creation of sustainable programmatic capacity at institutions is an expected outcome. Proposals accordingly are expected to describe how institutions will support the continuation and institutional-level scaling of effective training elements after award closure.

General Information

Funding Opportunity Number14-548
Funding Opportunity TitleNational Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)
Opportunity CategoryScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards10
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMarch 27, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateJune 24, 2014 (Tuesday)
***Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (optional) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): May 20, 2014 NRT Letter of Intent Full Proposal Deadline(s): June 24, 2014 NRT Full Proposal
Application Archive DateJuly 24, 2014 (Thursday)
Total Program Funding$ 30,000,000
Award AmountUn-Known
CFDA Number
  • 47.041 - Engineering Grants
  • 47.049 - Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 47.050 - Geosciences
  • 47.070 - Computer and Information Science and Engineering
  • 47.074 - Biological Sciences
  • 47.075 - Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
  • 47.076 - Education and Human Resources
  • 47.079 - Office of International and Integrative Activities
  • 47.081 - Office of Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - *Who May Serve as PI: The PI must be on the faculty of the submitting institution.

Contact Information

Agency NameNational Science Foundation
Program Information WebsiteNSF Publication 14-548
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