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]



University of Pittsburgh
Thursday, March 26, 2015
5:00-7:00pm
Cathedral of Learning Room 1228
Event flyer here


Carnegie Mellon University
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
4:30-6:30pm
Wean Hall 7500
Event flyer here

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
4:30-6:00pm
Wean Hall 5409