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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

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The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship. Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

Award / Eligibility Details:

To be eligible for the NSF GRFP, you must: be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident; be in a research-focused Master's or Ph.D. program in an NSF-supported field; be enrolled in an eligible program at an accredited United States graduate institution by the fall semester following the application; have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent) prior to the application.

Deadline: Varies depending upon field of study

Academic Level: Graduate

Type/Purpose: Graduate School Funding, Research

Field of Study: Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

Special Circumstances: Female, Students with disabilities, Underrepresented Group

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