NSF Announces Dear Colleague Letter – Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students Supplemental Funding Opportunity

Fostering the growth of a globally competitive and diverse research workforce and advancing the scientific and innovation skills of the nation is a strategic objective of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The nation’s global competitiveness depends critically on the readiness of the nation’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. The NSF seeks to continue to invest in programs that directly advance this workforce. As part of this effort, the NSF has announced a supplemental funding opportunity (NSF 18-102)  to provide support for non-academic research internships for graduate students to support career opportunities in any sector of the U.S. economy.

This opportunity is open to PIs who are supporting graduate students through any active NSF award, except in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), and the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA). Please view the solicitation for additional information.

If you are interested in applying for this funding opportunity, please contact OSRP. Completed proposals are due in OSRP at least two business days prior to the deadline set by the sponsor.