NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Seminars-Graduate Education - Carnegie Mellon University

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Seminars

The Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education will be hosting a series of seminars to help students understand, prepare for, and write for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship application process. Some materials will be provided below following the seminars.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Application Process

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP): Program Solicitation

NSF GRFP Information Sessions

Dr Susan Finger, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Institute for Complex Engineered Systems
Dr. Finger’s presentation focused on the overall Graduate Research Fellowship Program Application, covering all elements including but not limited to the general information, eligibility, summary of essay requirements, faculty recommendations and support for the submission of the application.  You will find the slides of her presentation and supporting documents to aid in your application process below.

Dr. Finger’s Presentation [pdf]

Eligibility for the NSF Fellowship [pdf]

NSF Application Requirements [pdf]

NSF Checklist [pdf]

Essay Prompts [pdf]

Recommendation Example [pdf]

Friday, Sept 12, 2014
12:30-2pm., McConomy Auditorium, CUC
NSF Information Session

Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014
6-7:30pm, 1305 Newell Simon Hall
NSF Information Session

Wednesday, Sept 17, 2014
12-1:30pm University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union, Room 548
NSF Information Session

NSF GRFP Writing Support Seminars

Professor Julia Deems, Assistant Teaching Professor, Business Management Communication, Tepper School of Business

This presentation will focus on writing the essays that are required for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship applications.  Note that the essay requirements are different this year from past solicitations so if you submitted an application in the past you will need to revise your essays.

Wednesday, Sept 24, 2014
5-6pm, Connan Room, CUC
NSF Writing Seminar

Friday, Sept 26, 2014
noon to 1pm, Connan Room, CUC
NSF Writing Seminar