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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.

This information is from the 2015 GRFP competition.  The new solicitation for 2016 will not be released by NSF until late July or early August.  The requirements for the GRFP are resonably constant, but the specifics do change from year to year.  In late summer, be sure to check NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program for the new solicitation.

NSF GRFP Information Sessions will be provided in Summer 2015 and early in Fall 2015.  Please check back here for future presentatin dates after May 2015.

NSF GRFP Presentation FY15 [ppt]
GRFP Checklist [pdf]
Recommendation Example [pdf]

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.  There are several specific essays required for the NSF GRFP fellowship application. How to think about responses to the questions and resources for beginning to write the essays will be provided.  Students and Faculty are welcome.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Wean Hall 5409

Strengthening NSF GRFP Applications [ppt]