Thursday, October 4, 2012

Seniors, alums & grad students - Webinar info session on NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Open to both undergrads & grads, the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards is offering a webinar for students interested in the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) on Monday, Oct. 8, 4:30pm. Registration and basic program information is below.

Graduating seniors and alumni who plan to apply to and begin graduate student by next fall, as well as graduate students in their first year of graduate study or at the beginning of their second year of graduate study (with some limitations) may be eligible to apply.

The NSF GRFP is open to students in a wide variety of fields, including many social science fields as well as STEM. Eligible fields include:
Computer and Information Science and Engineering
Life Sciences
Materials Research
Mathematical Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Social Sciences (many fields, including but not limited to Archaeology, Anthropology, Communications, Economics, Geography, International Relations, Linguistics, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Planning, etc.)
STEM Education & Learning Research


Robin Chang
Assistant Director
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
University of Washington
171 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803
Seattle, WA 98195-2803
206-543-2603   FAX:  206-616-4389 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, UW webinar:   Monday, Oct. 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Join us for a Webinar on October 8
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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 session will cover the application process, strategies for successful applications and more details regarding how the fellowship operates.  Application deadlines range from November 13-19, 2012.  Students should start their applications now.
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: 
If you can’t attend a session but are interested in applying and want further information, do not hesitate to contact us. (Undergraduate students can get application support from Robin Chang,, in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards in 171 Mary Gates Hall.)