NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

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

NSF 13-584

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

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.

Applications, contact: GRF Operations Center, telephone: (866) 673-4737, email: info@nsfgrfp.org

Gisele T. Muller-Parker, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: grfp@nsf.gov

Pushpalatha Murthy, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: grfp@nsf.gov

Doris L. Carver, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: grfp@nsf.gov

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.

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Summer Research Diversity Fellowship

The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. The program is supported in part by AT&T, the H.G. Montgomery Foundation, the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, and the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates.”

This is a paid opportunity.

Summer Research Opportunities

The National Science Foundation offers summer undergraduate research opportunities in many locations across the US. These opportunities are fully funded, meaning that the selected students receive a stipend. Many programs also provide room and board, though a few require students to pay for room and board with their stipend. Many programs also assist students with the transportation costs of traveling to the location. The research opportunities are a great for students to gain both research and work experience and also to develop relationships with mentors and other undergraduates in their fields.

 

The NSF offers these opportunities in a wide variety of fields. All of the STEM fields are represented, as well as social/behavioral science ( psychology, sociology, economics, political science). Agricultural, animal science, and environmental science majors). If you don’t already have summer plans, this would be a great way to make some money, live in a different part of the US, do some cool research, and meet undergrads in your field.

AFSCME/UNCF/Harvard University LWP Union Scholars Program 2011

From UNCF Website: We believe the future is in the hands of those with the ability and desire to change the world. People like you. That is why we are co-sponsoring the AFSCME/UNCF/Harvard University LWP Union Scholars Program. Our public service union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), has joined with Harvard University and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to let those of you who qualify experience what it is like to be part of the labor movement. You can work on the front lines of a real union organizing campaign, where you will talk to workers about gaining a voice on the job, fair wages and benefits for themselves and their families …by joining a union. You will get an opportunity to do the day-to-day work of outreach to workers by phone and on home visits, campaign research and material development. But the best part is that you will have a chance to make a difference in the lives of people. Plus, you will receive scholarship funding as well as have a real world experience that may help you see what lies in your future. Valid Driver’s License required.

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Deadline: February

Competitive scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing careers in  biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Students who are awarded scholarships are required to complete a ten-week paid summer labratory experience in an NIH research lab per one year of scholarship. Students are also required to serve one year of full-time employment with the NIH per one year of scholarship.

Student must have a 3.5 GPA or be in the top 5% of his or her class.