Thursday, September 6th 2012, 11:00 am
Whitten University Center #241
The Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships will host information session and panel discussion on the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSFGRFP). The presentation will explain NSFGRFP program objectives, orient students on the application process and provide guidance on crafting strong applications. Current NSF Graduate Fellows and UM Faculty members who have served on NSFGRFP review panels will share their insights and participate in a Q&A session.
As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers. The reputation of the GRFP follows recipients and often helps them become lifelong leaders who contribute significantly to both scientific innovation and teaching. The GRFP believes in innovative research and that the best way to continue to produce pioneering scientific solutions is by funding creative, diverse, and passionate researchers.
If you are planning to attend graduate school in fall 2013 (currently in your final year of undergraduate program or have finished your baccalaureate degree), are a first year graduate student (started in fall 2012), or are in the first semester of your second year in graduate school (started fall 2011), then you are within the eligible amount of completed graduate study. As long as you are pursuing a research-focused master’s degree or Ph.D. in and NSF-supported field and meet the citizenship requirements, you are eligible to apply for the GRFP.
Each GRFP Fellow receives the following: $30,000 annual stipend, $10,500 cost-of-education allowance, international research and professional development opportunities, and TeraGrid Supercomputer access.
GRFP Supported Disciplines Include:
• Computer and Information Science and Engineering
• Life Sciences
• Materials Research
• Mathematical Sciences
• Physics and Astronomy
• Social Sciences
• STEM Fields Education (research focused)