Category: Fellowships

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Summer Course Now Open


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, a Canvas course and one-on-one writing support.

The upcoming award year solicitation will be available in July at NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program website.

Per the previous year’s solicitation, fellowship recipients earn an annual stipend of $37,000 and a $16,000 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; and have completed no more than one academic year in a graduate degree-granting program. Application deadlines begin in mid-October.

The Graduate School is offering a self-paced online course to support NSF GRFP applicants so they can begin working on applications over the summer. Students who appear to be eligible will be emailed with an invitation to join the course.

See the GRFP site for more details. Questions? Contact Sarah Isaacson, NSF GRFP support coordinator, at sisaacso@mtu.edu.

Call for Applications: 2024 Songer Research Award for Human Health


by College of Sciences and Arts

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Songer Research Award for Human Health. Matthew Songer ’79 (B.S. Biological Sciences) and Laura Songer ’80 (B.S. Biological Sciences) have generously donated funds to the College of Sciences and Arts (CSA) for the past seven years to support a research project competition, the Songer Research Award for Human Health, for undergraduate and graduate students.