National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP)

Each year the National Science Foundation awards approximately 1,000 three-year Graduate Fellowships. NSF Fellows are expected to contribute significantly to research, teaching and industrial applications in science, mathematics and engineering.

You do not have to be accepted to a graduate program to apply and being awarded an NSF Fellowship can enhance your graduate school applications.  If you have previously been awarded an NSF REU and have plans for graduate school, please consider applying.

Guidelines

Applications are welcomed from students in the sciences and women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or permanent residents.

Fellowships are awarded for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees in the fields of science (natural, physical and social), mathematics and engineering. Awards are also made for work toward a research-based PhD in science education. Practice-oriented programs are not eligible for support. Research with disease-related goals is also not eligible for support.

Application

National Health Service Corps Scholarship

The National Health Service Corps Scholarship is a program run by the US Department of Health and Human Services scholarships for health professions (MD, DO, DDS, PA).  Minimum two-year service obligation. May 15 deadline.

Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellowship

The Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellowship is a two-year, full-time fellowship with full salary and benefits. You will become a partially accredited representative through the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Access Programs, which allows you to represent clients in legal matters before the Department of Homeland Security. Deadline in March.

Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program to enhance understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. Open to both U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Campus application deadline is in mid-October. Applications will be reviewed on campus and up to two applications will be sent to the Luce Foundation for consideration by the national deadline of November 1. For more information, contact Jessica Fowle.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Knight-Hennessy Scholars receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford University. This includes the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as all joint- and dual-degrees. Open to all students; citizens and non-citizens. (Visit website for deadlines).