- Designed For
- First-year graduate students or graduating undergraduates planning to pursue an NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.
- Beginning Summer 2017
- 100% Online, Self-Paced
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Are you applying for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award?
In 2015, 2,000 students were offered Graduate Research Fellowship Proposal (GRFP) awards - worth $34,000 per year for three years!
About the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Undergraduate seniors and first-year graduate students are eligible to apply for this prestigious award, which provides three years of research funding and other benefits!
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program spotlights and supports elite graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions
Why Should You Solidify Your Proposal
This online and self-paced course will give you:
- An understanding of the program requirements and the NSF review criteria
- Exact detailed outlines for the two statements you must submit (a 3-page Personal, Relevant Background, and Future Goals Statement and a 2-page Graduate Research Plan Statement)
- The writing skills you need to create a compelling proposal.
Upcoming NSF Proposal Deadlines
October 23, 2017 - Life Sciences, Geosciences
October 24, 2017 - Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research
October 26, 2017 - Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning
October 27, 2017 - Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy
Take The First Step
Take the first step and request more information about the program and learn how it can help benefit you!
What You'll Learn
- What are the Elements of a GRFP application?
The GRFP application consists of eight elements:
• Personal Information
• Electronic Transcripts
• Proposed Field(s) of Study
• Proposed Graduate Study and Graduate School Information
• Education, Work, and Other Experience
• Names and e-mail addresses of at least three reference letter writers
• Personal, Relevant Background, and Future Goals Statement (3 pages)
• Graduate Research Plan Statement (2 pages)
Taken together, these elements constitute “a holistic plan for graduate education that takes into account individual interest and competencies . . . experiences, attributes, and academic achievements that, when considered in combination, show how the applicant has demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in STEM or in STEM education.
This course will focus on helping you prepare the items mentioned in the last two bullets above: your Personal, Relevant Background, and Future Goals Statement and your Graduate Research Plan Statement.