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National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT)

The U.S. National Science Foundation’s Research Traineeship program supports diverse graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs in developing 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 convergence research areas, through a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. The NSF Research Traineeship program addresses workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education.

Arizona State University currently houses two NRT projects with distinct themes