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.


Personal Statement Writing Workshop
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Location: Registration is Required
Application support will be provided to CMU students and tutor review of personal statements will be offered following that workshop at a later date.  Students must attend the Writing Workshop to participate in the tutor review sessions. Registration information can be found HERE


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Application Process
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP): Program Solicitation
NSF GRFP Information Session
This presentation focuses 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. 
*NOTE: 2018 documents will be available after the workshop
Writing Your NSF GRFP Personal Statement
This Global Communications Center workshop will help you write your personal statement for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. We will discuss how to avoid common pitfalls made in the personal statement to help you create a compelling narrative that shows how you offer “intellectual merit” and “broad impact.” We will also examine the language and rhetorical strategies used in several fellowship-winning examples.  For questions, please contact Suzie Laurich-McIntyre, Ph.D.
The GRFP Personal Statement Peer Review Workshop      
If you were unable to attend the sessions, or have questions, please contact Suzie Laurich-McIntyre, Ph.D.