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National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Opportunity Kick-off

May 25, 2023

Research Development Opportunity Kick-off events are introductions to specific funding opportunities that provide an overview of requirements, advice and lessons learned from experienced faculty, and a chance to network with other ASU faculty.

Topic: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The program is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high-priority interdisciplinary or convergent research areas through a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs.

The NRT program addresses workforce development, emphasizing broad participation and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. The program encourages proposals that involve strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic partners.

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  • Leila Ladani, Professor, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
  • Troy McDaniel, Assistant Professor, School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks
  • Hayley Bohall, Assistant Director, Research Development
  • Ding Ding Zheng, NRT Coordinator & Strategic Intelligence Analyst
  • Jessica Wu, NRT Project Coordinator

Date: May 25, 2023
Time: 10am- 11am 
Location: Online only