Am I eligible for the NRT? One year funded traineeships are offered for Master's students and two year funded traineeships are offered for Ph.D. students. U.S. citizenship, green card, or permanent residency is required for funding. Other students, including international students, will also be accepted to the program as trainees supported by graduate research or teaching assistantships.
What encompasses NRT funding? Funded NRT trainees will be paid a stipend of $34,000/year, along with health insurance, and paid tuition (18 credits/year). All trainees are eligible for travel support to professional meetings and NRT activities.
What funding options are available after I complete NRT funding? Graduate research assistantships (GRA) or teaching assistantships (GTA) will be available to NRT trainees based on performance.
Can you tell me about my student peers in the program? We will award nine funded NRT traineeships and nine NRT traineeships for students receiving GRA/GTAs, for a total of 18 students per year. Trainees will be from engineering, agricultural economics, and sociology. The NRT program will create a community feel amongst trainees and encourage learning from each other.
Are application fee waivers available? Yes! Please contact Mirit Shamir (firstname.lastname@example.org) for application fee waivers for Fall 2021 admission.
How do I apply to the NRT? Apply to KSU for graduate school for Fall 2021 admission and indicate interest in the NRT Traineeship on your research statement/personal statement in CollegeNet.
Who's the best contact for my questions? For general questions, please contact Mirit Shamir(email@example.com). Also, feel free to reach out to any of the NRT faculty members listed on the home page.