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Upcoming Deadline for NSF’s 2018 Graduate Research Fellowship Program – October 26

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) invites applications for its 2018 funding cycle.

The GRFP supports “outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education” through three-year grants.

The grant provides three years of financial support during a five-year fellowship, a stipend to the Fellow, and a cost-of-education allowance to the individual’s institution. NSF anticipates awarding 2,000 grants across all STEM and STEM education fields.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Undergraduate seniors and post-baccalaureates (who must not have begun graduate training)
  • Graduate students (limited to one only application to the GRFP, submitted either in the first or second year of graduate school)
  • Returning graduate students (applicants who have completed more than 12 months of graduate study or have earned a previous graduate or professional degree, but have had an interruption in their graduate education for at least 2 years).

The deadline for psychological science, social sciences, and STEM education and learning applications is October 26, 2017 (received by 5pm local time of applicant’s mailing address).

Read on for some tips from recent recipients of this prestigious award, to learn about the secret ingredient to getting a GRFP Fellowship, and get 10 tips for applying to the GRFP.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements for graduate students, visit the GRFP’s 2016 Dear Colleague Letter.

For all other application deadlines, including those of reference writers, read the program’s solicitation.

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