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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Summary of Award

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad.  The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.

Amount

•·        Three years of support
•·        $30,000 annual stipend
•·        $10,500 cost-of-education allowance
•·        $1,000 one time international travel allowance
•·         TeraGrid Supercomputer access

Eligibility

Contacts

Honors Program Director

Application Process Includes

  • Application Form
  • Personal Statement Essay
  • Previous Research Experience Essay
  • Proposed Plan of Research Essay
  • 3 Reference Letters
  • Academic Transcripts
  • GRE scores - recommended, but NOT required

Link to Scholarship Homepage:

http://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Past CU Honorees

Maria Lang '11 - Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Brent Pomeroy '10 - Aeronautical Engineering, University of Illinois

Eleanor Davis '10 - Applied Math & Statistics & History, Honorable Mention, University of Texas

Andrew Davis Dec '09 - Applied Math & Statistics, Honorable Mention, MIT

Ryan Watkins '09 - Aeronautical Engineering, University of Michigan

Sayuri Yapa '09 - Mechanical Engineering, Stanford

Melissa Van Kleeck '09 - Chemical Engineering, Honorable Mention, Purdue University

Niall Mangan '07 - Biophysics, Harvard

Christy Petruzcok '07 - Chemical Engineering, MIT

Sam Gorton '06 - Chemical Engineering, Vermont

Nadeeka Yapa '05 - Electrical Engineering, Raytheon

Kirsten Griffiths '03 - Chemistry, Ph.D, University of Georgetown Law School