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Info Session: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

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Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:30 pm– 5:30 pm

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Are you thinking about applying for the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program (GRFP) (  Michigan Tech's Research Development Office and Graduate School is offering this session for you to learn more information. 

If you have research (Enterprise, SURF, Research Scholars) and leadership experience and meet the eligibility requirements, we strongly encourage you consider applying for this prestigious fellowship. If this is the first you have heard of the program, please take the time to review information about applying ( and the benefits: a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for the cost of tuition  ( 

**Please check the eligibility requirements to see if you qualify.

To be eligible for the NSF GRFP, students must:

  • be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident
  • intend to pursue a research-based Master's or Ph.D. program in a GRFP-supported field
  • be enrolled in an eligible program at an accredited United States graduate institution, with a US campus, by fall 2017
  • be at an early stage in your graduate career
  • have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent) as of August 1, 2016
  • Effective since the 2017 competition (Fall 2016 deadlines), graduate students are limited to only one application to the GRFP, submitted either in the first year or in the second year of graduate school. 
  • meet all other eligibility requirements as set forth in the current Program Solicitation

If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to attend this NSF GRFP Overview Session on Wednesday, September 7th at 5:00 pm in the Admin building, room 404.

If you can not attend the first Overview Session, but would like to be invited to the follow-up sessions, please let us know!

Students who already have internal University/department funding are strongly encouraged to apply.

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