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Graduate Education (DGE)

EHR Core Research

EHR has established a new cross-directorate Core Research Program.  Proposals are encouraged that help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in four core areas.  See the announcement at:

 EHR Core Research
(NSF  15-509) Posted October 23, 2014

NRT Program Released - Updates

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program has released its first solicitation for proposals to address the need for new approaches to STEM graduate education and training. NRT invites proposals for either an interdisciplinary Data-Enabled Science and Engineering priority research theme or another crosscutting, interdisciplinary theme. Proposals are encouraged to develop, implement, and scale-up innovative and effective STEM graduate training models and practices, while fostering fundamental research advances in support of national priorities.

The NRT program solicitation can be found here. The NRT program solicitation was recently changed to remove the requirement that institutions provide health insurance to trainees on stipend (Sections V.A.7a and V.A.9) and to add "Results from Prior NSF Support" to the "Project Description" (Section V.A.4j). The solicitation number is the same (14-548) and the solicitation with revisions is currently available at the link above.

For general inquiries regarding the NRT program, please contact NRT@nsf.gov or 703-292-8696.

NRT Program Officer Contact List


NSF Directorate

Cognizant Program Officer



Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

Anne Haake




Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)

Jeffrey Forbes




Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR)

Richard Boone,

Doris Carver,

Richard Tankersley








Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Keith Roper




Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

To be determined



Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)

Evelyn Goldfield




Office of International and Integrative Activities (OIIA)

To be determined



Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)

Marjorie Zatz




Program Webinars Completed

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Officers hosted informational webinars as listed below. The NRT webinars provided an overview of the program solicitation and answered questions about the structure and goals of the new NRT program.

Tuesday, April 29, 2:00pm EDT to 3:00pm EDT

Wednesday, April 30, 2:00pm EDT to 3:00pm EDT

Tuesday, May 6, 2:00pm EDT to 3:00pm EDT

The NRT Webinar PowerPoint slides are available for download here, and a recording of the Tuesday, April 29, 2014 NRT Webinar is now available at the same location.

If you need either the PowerPoint information or the webinar recording in another format, please send requests to NRT@nsf.gov.

Programs and Funding Opportunities

Key: Crosscutting Crosscutting | NSF Wide Flag NSF-wide

CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service (SFS)
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) NSF Wide Flag
Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP)
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program NSF Wide Flag Crosscutting
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Posted November 18, 2014

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2
(NSF  15-517) Posted November 17, 2014

Major Research Instrumentation Program:
(NSF  15-504) Posted October 15, 2014

Graduate Research Internship Program
(PD  14-084) Posted September 17, 2014

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
(NSF  14-600) Posted August 13, 2014

Upcoming Due Dates See All

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Letter of Intent: February 2, 2015

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2
(NSF  15-517) Full Proposal: February 20, 2015

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  13-594) Full Proposal: March 3, 2015, Planning Grant and Full Center Proposal

Graduate Research Internship Program
(PD  14-084) Supplement: March 6, 2015, GRIP Application Target Date

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Full Proposal: April 3, 2015

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