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NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Solicitation: NSF 19-522
For the FY2019 application process:
Institutional Limit: - 2
The program is dedicated to the effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs.
The NRT Program requests proposals in any interdisciplinary or convergent research theme of national priority, while highlighting specific priority research areas that change periodically.
For FY2019 and FY2020, the high priority research areas are the six research areas in NSF's 10 Big Ideas. The NSF research Big Ideas are Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR), The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-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 (URoL).
In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if two or more letters of intent to the RO are submitted for the Traineeship Track,
Guidance for preparation of the letter of intent to the Research Office (which is the same for NSF):
Up to 4 pages of additional text and graphics may be submitted with the above LoI to provide information that would be helpful to reviewers.
Note: An individual may serve as Lead PI or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted to NSF. Please indicate if you plan to team (or have been approached to team) on another NRT proposal either at OSU or another institution.
Submit electronically 2019 as an MSWord or PDF document to Research.Development@oregonstate.edu with "Research Traineeship (NRT) Program" in the email title. Thank you.