NOTE: Fellowship applications must be submitted by the prospective Fellow.  These applications will not be reviewed, submitted or administered by ORSPA.

The National Science Foundation has released the NSF GRFP Announcement  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11582/nsf11582.pdf

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The ranks of NSF Fellows include numerous individuals who have made transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering research, many who have become leaders in their chosen careers, and some who have been honored as Nobel laureates.

Deadlines

  • Nov. 14: Engineering
  • Nov. 15: Mathematical Sciences; Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy; Materials Research
  • Nov. 16: Social Sciences; Psychology; Geosciences; STEM Education and Learning
  • Nov. 18: Life Sciences

Application Process
Fellowship applications must be submitted by the prospective Fellow.  These applications will not be reviewed, submitted or administered by ORSPA.  Applicants must register with Fastlane (https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/) prior to submitting an application and must enroll in an accredited United States university, college, or non-profit academic institution of higher education offering advanced degrees in science and engineering by Fall 2012. Confirmation of acceptance in an NSF-approved graduate degree program is required at the time of fellowship acceptance, by May 1, 2012.

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