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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

The NSF GRFP provides three years of financial support for beginning graduate study leading to a research-based degree in biological sciences, computer sciences, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, information science, social sciences, life sciences, mathematics, psychology, physics & astronomy, or STEM Education. Benefits include a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, a $12,000 annual cost-of-education allowance, international research and professional development opportunities and access to TeraGrid supercomputing facilities. About 2,000 fellowships are offered annually. Students interested in applying for the NSF Fellowship should visit the website at: http://www.nsf.gov/grfp. Download the GRFP Presentation, which provides hints on a successful application process.

Current UCF NSF GRFP Winners:

  • Jennifer Kassel, Optics and Photonics PhD (2015)
  • Joanna Lewis, Psychology PhD (2014)
  • Zachary Loparo, Mechanical Engineering MSME (2015)
  • Lorelle Pye, Optics and Photonics PhD (2014)
  • Sanna Siddiqui, Mechanical Engineering PhD (2013)
  • Alvaro Velasquez, Computer Science PhD (2015)

Previous UCF NSF GRFP Winners:

  • Emily Sassano, Computer Science PhD (2012)
  • Amy Hoover, Computer Science PhD (2012)
  • Ashley Jones, Mechanical Engineering PhD (2011)
  • Robert VanGorder, Mathematics PhD (2011)

For additional information regarding the NSF GRFP, please refer to the following resources:

University of Missouri Graduate School NSF GRFP Resources

Sample Application Essays and Score Sheets

FastLane – NSF GFRP

GRFP Essay Insights – From Robin G. Walker, PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia

GRFP Workshop Handouts (September 2013) - Created by Robin G. Walker, PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia.

Join the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Linkedin group at NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Group 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)
GROW is only open to recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). For information about the application process for GROW, visit http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504876. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for GROW and Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) are available athttp://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16024/nsf16024.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click


 

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