The Research Development Office will be sponsoring a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) overview session on Thursday, September 17 at 6:00 pm. in Admin 404.
To be eligible for the NSF GRFP, students must:
- be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident
- intend to pursue a research-based Master’s or Ph.D. program in a STEM field (see Solicitation (NSF 15-597) for eligible fields of study. Many areas of Social Sciences, STEM education and learning research, and Economics are eligible)
- be enrolled in an eligible program at an accredited United States graduate institution, with a US campus, by fall 2016
- have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent) as of August 1, 2015, or meet the criteria for the extenuating circumstance described in Section IV of the Program Solicitation.
- meet all other eligibility requirements as set forth in the current Program Solicitation
To be competitive we encourage students to apply who have:
- a 3.5 GPA or higher
- research and outreach experience
- strong faculty references – letters of recommendation need to be exceptional
- a three year annual stipend of $34,000
- $12,000 cost of education allowance for the cost of tuition
Note – students who already have internal University/department funding are strongly encouraged to apply. This in turn will free up internal funds for less competitive students.