National Fellowships

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program/NSF Minority Graduate Research Fellowship Program

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Final Deadline: October 23, 2017 Life Sciences and Geosciences deadline
Final Deadline: October 24, 2017 Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research deadline
Final Deadline: October 26, 2017 Social Sciences, Psychology, STEM deadline
Final Deadline: October 27, 2017 Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy deadline
Final Deadline: November 2, 2017 Reference letters for all fields of study due

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.

Fellowships provide:

  • three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering that are supported by the NSF,
  • $30,000 annual stipend
  • $10,500 cost-of-education allowance
  • $1,000 one-time international travel allowance
  • TeraGrid Supercomputer access

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