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NSF – Research Traineeship

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program Limited Submission


The Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships is now accepting limited submission pre-proposals for the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) program.

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The NRT is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. Proposals should ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. Please review the full NRT program solicitation (NSF 21-536) for research area emphases and other program details.


Limited submission due date is:  May 6, 2021.
Selected full proposals will be due at NSF on:  September 6, 2021.


If you have any questions please contact Emily Brashear via email at or by phone at 509-335-7266.