The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study that is in a field within the NSF's mission and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. Each fellow has a total of five years in which to use these three years of support (as described in the NSF GRFP Guidelines)
The Coordinating Official (CO) serves as the principal contact between the NSF, Graduate Research Fellows, and UC San Diego departments/programs. The CO distributes information to the fellows and certifies their continued eligibility to the NSF.
NSF fellows must inform the graduate school of their intended attendance at the time they declare their tenure status to the NSF. Changes in fellowship status or activity must also be endorsed/supported by the CO.
Both Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) and the Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) provide access to facilities, equipment, field sites, and opportunities for new collaborations. It allows recipients to expand their network as they grow in a professional environment, develop skills, and expose them to different cultures. Additional notes can be found here.
Intent To Apply Email Deadline: Monday, November 14, 2016
Internal Deadline: Monday, November 21, 2016
National Deadline: Monday, December 5, 2016
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