NSF Graduate Research Fellowship



What is NSF?

NSF, known as the National Science Foundation, is an independent body of the government of the United States that provides aid or support to basic research and education in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It was established in May 1950.

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How does the NSF graduate research fellowship program help?

 NSF graduate research fellowship program was begun to support students who wanted to pursue a research-oriented career in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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 It selects graduate students who have the potential to become good engineers and scientists at the start of their careers. It supports students financially and gives them other benefits by providing good mentorship or guidance to shape young minds for the future of research in the field of science and technology.

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Who can apply for the NSF graduate research fellowship program

  • Individuals who are citizens of the United States or are permanent residents can apply for the NSF graduate research fellowship program.
  • Students enrolled in a US govt. accredited universities or colleges and are in the first year of their courses can apply for the fellowship program.
  • Graduate or postgraduate students can also apply for the fellowship.
  • Students who had applied for the fellowship must be enrolled in any of the US govt. accredited institute after gaining a fellowship for continuing their education systematically.

Eligibility criteria for the NSF graduate research fellowship program

  • Must be a US citizen or a permanent resident of the country.
  • Determined to pursue a research-oriented masters or Ph.D. in the field supported by a Graduate research fellowship program.
  • Enrolled in a US-accredited institute ie. university, college, etc.
  • Have in the first or second year of their graduate program.

 Note: Non-residential (students on visas) and other nationals are not eligible for this fellowship.

Benefits of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

  • Learn under the supervision of experts in the field.
  • Getting a chance to work on projects comes under NSF and its partners.
  • Learn and experience new things throughout the fellowship from mentors and other fellows.
  • Get in contact with experts in the field.
  • Build self-confidence to achieve what you desire.
  • Get a stipend of $34000 per year.

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