The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 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 United States institutions.
Students must apply in their senior year as an undergraduate or during their first year of graduate school. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to be eligible.
Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $32,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), 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.
Four current Case Western Reserve University students who have applied for and received an NSF GRFP will talk about their experience in applying for the grant, who they talked to, what they learned through the process, etc. Two faculty members who have been on national review panels for the NSF will discuss what reviewers are looking for in the grant application.
The NSF application deadline is Oct. 29-Nov. 4 (depending on your field).
The panel is on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 10am in the Toepfer Room (2nd floor of Adelbert Hall).