Thursday, November 6, 2008


Today, as many of you know, there was an informative meeting regarding the application process for the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship.

 For those of you who missed it, here are the essentials:

Due: NOVEMBER 13th!!!! 

Those eligible:
-Undergraduate Seniors that are applying for graduate school

-First Year Graduate Students

-Last chance to apply: Second-Year Graduate Students- who are in their first semester of their second year. 
      -If this is your last semester, check to see if you can apply at their website (there are several exceptions)

The presentation today stressed that the (lengthy) application is about presenting yourself as a candidate who possesses both intellectual merit as well as someone who will have a broad impact- they want to know that you will benefit society with your future research

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship 
is for a $30,000 towards your research!

Where to get more info as well as the application started:

general website:
phone: 866-NSF-GRFP or 866-673-4737

-The number of awards are determined by the number of applicants per field- 
-Roughly there are between 8,000-9,000 applicants and roughly 1,000 fellowships are awarded- 
-Your application is reviewed by professionals in the field for which you are applying-
-Having research experience is a HUGE plus-
-If you are awarded the fellowship, you are not bound to the research you proposed in your application-


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