National Science Foundation

Research Traineeship Program

NSF Research Traineeship Program

The University of Missouri’s National Science Foundation Research Traineeship program (NRT) is a five-year doctoral program with integrated components of materials research, data science and analytics, and creative process. Each trainee will complete a graduate certificate in Data Science and Analytics with an emphasis area devoted to materials. Applicants should be enrolled in materials-relevant academic disciplines.


We anticipate accepting approximately 15 trainees into the program per year.
Accepted trainees will compete for NRT fellowships (stipend + tuition/fees) that will be applied for selected trainees’ second year in the program.

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About the Program

Trainees will work alongside interdisciplinary faculty on materials-based research with applied data science (machine learning and artificial intelligence). Students will receive formal creativity to expand the impact of the research. They will also receive entrepreneurial training, may participate in internships and will have outreach opportunities.

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