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NSF: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)NSF 16-503

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 ensure that graduate students in research-based masters and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program includes two tracks: the Traineeship Track and the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track.

The Traineeship Track promotes building on the current knowledge base to develop comprehensive programs to effectively train STEM graduate students. The IGE Track supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches.

USC may only submit two Traineeship Track proposals and two Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE)Track proposals as a lead organization on a non-collaborative proposal or as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on a collaborative proposal. (Organizations participating solely as evaluators on projects are excluded from this limitation.) Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White (whitejrw@mailbox.sc.edu) by November 16, 2015. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.

NSF indicates that a letter of intent is due on December 09, 2015 and a full proposal is due by February 09, 2016. For more information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16503/nsf16503.htm

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