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NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Limited Submission Guidance

Internal submissions to the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program should provide the following information. Use a font no smaller than Times New Roman 11 pt.

  • Cover sheet: cover sheet (docx); fill out only the applicable portions

  • Project Title: (use the NSF structure)

  • List of Core Participants (in tabular form, including Name, Department (and university if not K-State), Role in the Project, and Area of Expertise)

  • Names of any other institutions or organizations and their role in the project

  • Project Synopsis: Include the following information (Four pages, including all tables and figures)

    • Vision and goals of the program
    • Interdisciplinary or convergent research theme (emphasis is on 10 big ideas)
    • Main training elements including professional development for students
    • Integration of the research and training and justify the need for bold and innovative approaches to train graduate students in the thematic area
    • How you will facilitate and advance novel, potentially transformative interdisciplinary or convergent research
    • National/international need for the program
    • How you plan to recruit, mentor and retain trainees
    • Specific efforts focused on integrating diversity into the program
    • Evaluation approach
    • How the program will be sustained following the end of NSF support
  • Reference list
  • The leadership team’s experience with graduate training programs, NSF and other (not more than one page)

  • The leadership team's experience in attracting external support, NSF and other (not more than one page)
  • Estimated budget (follow the format shown below; provide brief justification for each item in the description column)

Category

Description

5-year total budget

Senior Personnel (salary + fringe)

Describe in some detail; add extra rows as necessary

 

Project Coordinator (salary + fringe)

Indicate what fraction of time will be covered by this project – must be 75-100%

 

Travel including to NRT PI meetings

 

 

Participant Support Costs

Indicate how many trainee years will be included and the cost for each

 

Evaluation

 

 

Other (specify)

 

 

Overhead

 

 

Total

 

 

  • Biosketches in NSF format for PI and co-PIs 

Please combine these into one PDF and submit via ordlimitedsubs@k-state.edu by 5 p.m. central time on the date listed on the Limited Submission Opportunities table.