NRT CEDAR Trainee Enhancement Grant
Beyond joining a community of scholars and partake in the forward-looking curriculum, research and professional development opportunities, all CEDAR trainees are eligible to apply for Traineeship Enhancement project funding up to $1,500.00 including travel funding, patent fees, and other project costs annually.
Funding is competitive and limited; a review process will be used to evaluate applications. You are eligible to receive enhancement funds through the entire length of your traineeship, regardless of your funding status at the time of request. Access to CEDAR Traineeship Enhancement funds is contingent on making progress toward program requirements and expectations, including but not limited to, submitting your yearly self-reflection survey for the end of year report (distributed in the summer to anyone funded that year). If you have any questions throughout this process, please do not hesitate to contact Kelsey Briggs (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can read more about the guidelines and requirements in the application linked below.
It is essential that presentations, journal articles and any other products that emerge from NRT CEDAR acknowledge NSF support and include an NSF disclaimer (see below). The NSF will not allow us to take credit for products that do not do these two things.
It may not always be clear whether you should acknowledge the NRT that supports CEDAR. When in doubt, consult the guidelines below. If these do not provide a clear answer for a specific case, reach out to Kelsey Briggs (email@example.com).
GUIDELINES: WHEN IS WORK SUPPORTED BY NRT CEDAR?
Support can be relatively direct or indirect. Either way, you should acknowledge the NRT CEDAR.
- Direct support
- Includes a trainee (funded fellow or trainee) during the training year
- Was supported at least in part by innovation funds
- Relates to a collaboration fostered in any way by NRT CEDAR.
- Indirect support
- Involves NRT CEDAR trainee(s) or faculty in any way and relates the circular economy/sustainability.
- Involves trainees after OR before their fellowship year and relates the circular economy/sustainability.
- The work benefited from the community / context NRT CEDAR provides (e.g., inspired or facilitated collaboration)
ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND DISCLAIMER FOR RESEARCH PRODUCTS
Posters, acknowledgement slides for talks, and most importantly, acknowledgement sections in papers should contain the (A) NSF acknowledgement and (B) NSF disclaimer below. Here are versions you could use. The minimalist should almost always suffice. Note that the disclaimer never needs to be modified; you should include it verbatim.
- NRT CEDAR Grant Acknowledgement Number: 2021871 NRT-HDR: Data-Driven Sustainable Engineering for a Circular Economy
Minimalist version that promotes NRT CEDAR
Acknowledgement: “This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant NRT-HDR-2021871.”
Disclaimer: “Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.”
Elaborated acknowledgement that promotes NRT CEDAR
Acknowledgement: “This material is based upon work supported by the NRT CEDAR at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), which is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant NRT-HDR-2021871.
Partial support acknowledgement
The minimalist acknowledgment is appropriate for any degree of support. If you wish to be more precise, go ahead, e.g.: “This material is based upon work supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant NRT-HDR-2021871.”