Wednesday, September 28, 2011

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Sessions

We will offer the following sessions this week:

Wednesday, September 28, 2:30-3:20, CMU 202
Thursday, September 29, 2:30-3:20, CMU 202
Limited seating, so please come on time

NSF's GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund your graduate study.  It provides 3 years of funding that you can use in a 5 year time frame.  This includes a $30,000 annual stipend and full cost of tuition/fees covered.  For UW graduate students, GAIP health insurance is also covered.

The information sessions will cover the application process, strategies for successful applications and more details regarding how the fellowship operates.  Application deadlines range from November 14 - 18, 2011.  November sounds far away, but it isn't!  Early preparation is essential to a successful application!!

Full information on the NSF GRFP, including a link to the official program solicitation, is here:

Basic eligibility criteria:

*research in an eligible NSF research area (includes several of the social sciences)
*US citizens or permanent residents by the application deadline
*students in their first year of graduate study or at the beginning of their second year of graduate study (with some limitations)
*students who have not earned a previous graduate degree
*graduating senior undergraduates who plan to apply to and begin graduate student by next fall

Full eligibility information is detailed in the program solicitation: