NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Overview Session

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

Award benefits:

  • 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.


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