Sponsored by the following divisions of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research: The STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute and Proposal Development Services.
This session will introduce interested students to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The GRFP is an NSF-wide program that provides fellowships to students in the earliest stages of their graduate careers to pursue non-medical research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. Current fellowships consist of a stipend to the Fellow of $34,000 per year for three years and a cost-of-education allowance to the institution of $12,000 per year for three years. Topics to be discussed include details of the support provided by the fellowship, eligibility requirements, application requirements and procedures, and strategies for developing strong proposals. Submission deadlines for fellowship applications will be October 23-27, 2017, the specific day dependent on discipline. NOTE: Eligibility for the NSF GRFP is limited to students who are U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents. Food and drink are permitted in the session venue.