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Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships

Enhancing WSU’s research enterprise by enabling faculty to write award-winning proposals, and providing research expansion activities


National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program Limited Submission

The Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships is now accepting limited submission pre-proposals for the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) program.

The NRT is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. Proposals should ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. Priority research areas for the 2018 competition are Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) and Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS). (Note that the NRT program no longer has two tracks; the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) track has been separated as its own program.)

The full NRT program solicitation can be viewed at .

For the internal competition submission, you will need to complete the NRT Application.  Please submit all documents to by November 14, 2017. Full proposals will be due at NSF on February 6, 2018.


NSF Engineering for Civil Infrastructure Webinar December 6th

This informational webinar will provide an overview presentation and answers to questions on the new NSF program entitled “Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI),” (NSF 17-073Y). The ECI program is a core research program within NSF’s Directorate for Engineering, Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI).

The ECI program represents a new and integrated vision for fundamental research to underpin transformative innovations for the built environment that are resilient, economical, and adaptable to enhance national prosperity and societal benefits.

Registration is required. The registration deadline is November 30th.

Go to NSF-ECI for more info.



The Office of Research Advancement and Partnership (ORAP), provides faculty with the following support:


Geeta Dutta, Ph.D.

Proposal Consultants
Becky James, Ph.D.

Robert Finney, Ph.D.

Maureen Bonnefin, CRA

Faculty Research Development Specialist
Emily Brashear

Washington State University