Application Support: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program


The Graduate School is assisting graduate students who wish to apply for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Support includes Zoom workshops, support via Canvas modules and one-on-one writing support.

Fellowship recipients earn an annual stipend of $37,000 and a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance. To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident, have never previously applied to GRFP while enrolled in a graduate degree program, have never earned a master’s or professional degree in any field, or completed more than one academic year in a graduate-degree-granting program. Applications are due between Oct. 17 and Oct. 21.

Workshop Details:

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Workshop 1: Overview and tips
    • Date and time: Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Presenter: Sarah Isaacson, NSF GRFP support coordinator
    • Co-presenter: Deb Charlesworth, NSF GRFP reviewer
      Register for Workshop 1.
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Workshop 2: Crafting your statements (content and organization)
    • Date and time: Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Presenter: Sarah Isaacson, NSF GRFP support coordinator
    • Co-presenter: Deb Charlesworth, NSF GRFP reviewer
      Register for Workshop 2.

See the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program website for more details. Questions? Contact Sarah Isaacson, NSF GRFP support coordinator, at sisaacso@mtu.edu.

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