The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is now accepting applications for the 2014 competition. Please read the announcement below:
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
National Science Foundation
Application Deadline(s) (received by 8 p.m. EST): November 04, 2013 for Engineering; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Materials Research
November 05, 2013 for Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy
November 07, 2013 for Social Sciences; Psychology; STEM Education and Learning
November 08, 2013 for Life Sciences; Geosciences
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.
Estimated Number of Awards: 2,700 new Fellowships will be offered pending availability of funds.
For each Fellow, the institution receives up to a $44,000 award per Fellow tenure year (12-month increments) to cover the costs described below.
The Graduate Research Fellowship stipend is currently $32,000 for a 12-month tenure period, prorated in whole month increments of $2,666. The cost-of-education allowance to the institution is currently $12,000 per tenure year. During tenure, the institution is required to exempt Fellows from paying tuition and fees normally charged to students of similar academic standing, unless such charges are optional or are refundable (i.e., the institution is responsible for tuition and required fees in excess of the cost of education allowance).
All Fellowships will be for a maximum of three years of financial support (in 12-month allocations, starting in summer or fall) usable over a five-year period. The anticipated announcement date for the Fellowships is early April 2014.
Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States by the application deadline.
Individuals are typically eligible to apply:
· During the senior year of college
· After graduating from college and prior to entering graduate school
· During the first year of graduate school
· Prior to completing the fall term of the second year of graduate school.