Oregon State University

Research Traineeship (NRT) Program


NSF 14-548


The Research Office, Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

Synopsis of Program:

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. The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society.

Research Office Letter of Intent Deadline: April 21, 2014

Anticipated Funding Amount: $24,000,000 to $30,000,000

Estimated Number of Awards: 8-10

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2

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 proposals are submitted. The finalists will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their letter of intent to the NSF by the deadline of May 20, 2014 and a full proposal to the NSF Research Traineeship program by the NSF deadline of June 24, 2014.

Guidance for preparation of letter of intent to the Research Office:


  • Title of Project
  • Name of PI/Co-PI, Department and College
  • Name of individual(s) qualified to review letter of intent
  • Description of proposed project (limit two pages, single-spaced, 12 pt. font).
  • Submit electronically as a MSWord or PDF document to:molly.mcferran@oregonstate.edu


Information: Mary Phillips at mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu

Contact Info

Incentive Programs
Research Office
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Corvallis, OR 97331
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