Now Accepting Notices of Intent for NSF NRT Program

The National Science Foundation’s solicitation for the Research Traineeship (NRT) Program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. NRT awards are expected to be up to five years in duration with a total budget of up to $3,000,000.

Prospective applicants must submit a PARS notice of Intent by 9/13/19The University is limited to a maximum of two proposals. If more than two PIs submit a notice of intent, a subsequent pre-application will be due 10/15/19 and an internal competition will be held to select the two projects that will go forward for submission to NSF.

For FY2019 and FY2020, the NRT Program requests proposals in any interdisciplinary research theme of national priority, with special emphasis on the six NSF Research Big Ideas.  The NSF Research Big Ideas are Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR), The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (HTF), Navigating the New Arctic (NNA), Windows on the Universe: The Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (WOU), The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution (QL), and Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype (ROL).

For more information on the NRT program and the internal competition please see the attached pre-proposal announcement. Also, if you are logged in to InfoReady, you can view the internal competition here.