NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Sessions
Webinar: to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1318371982738825218
* Wednesday, May 27, 2015; 6:30-8:00 p.m.
* Thursday, May 28, 2015; 3:30-5:00 p.m.
* Tuesday, May 19, 2015; 10:30-12 noon., Allen Library auditorium (room 181L)
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. You can apply as many times as you are eligible (up to three). First year graduate students (and sometimes second year students) can apply in the fall. Undergraduates who will be seniors in fall 2015 who are planning to attend graduate school can apply this coming fall (fall 2015) and take the funding with them to whatever school they attend. The fellowship includes a $34,000 annual stipend and tuition. For fellows at the University of Washington, GAIP health insurance is also covered.
While there may be an assumption this funding would be only for the “usual suspects” (e.g., life sciences, engineering, math, etc.), there are a surprising number of social science disciplines included in the eligibility list, including STEM education, Political Science, Public Policy, Communication, Anthropology, History, and Sociology. We encourage students in all eligible fields to look into this fellowship.
Supported fields include (note, this is not an exhaustive list):
- Social Sciences (Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Geography, International Relations, Linguistics, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, Urban Planning, etc.
- STEM Education
- Computer Science & Engineering
- Life Sciences
- Physics & Astronomy
The information session will cover the application process, strategies for successful applications and more details regarding how the fellowship operates. Application deadlines typically range from late October to early November.
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
The 2016 materials have not yet been published, but we don’t expect significant changes from the last round. 2015 information can be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=6201&ods_key=nsf14590
Questions? Please contact Marilyn Gray in The Graduate School Fellowships and Awards office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.685-4249.