Read what these criteria mean in the program solicitation and talk with your mentors about their understanding of these concepts.Work closely with your research mentor(s) and the Fellowships Office.That sounds like a long time, but when you consider the prestige and value of the award, it is time well spent.Here’s the timeline that I followed: June Start researching everything you can find about the program—from websites like Grad Hacker, to discussion boards like thegradcafe, to Google search results.The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource based in biological science, technology, engineering, mathematics, physical science, earth science, and social science in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,000 graduate fellowships in this competition.
Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent residents near the beginning of their graduate studies.
The NSF GRFP provides students an annual stipend of ,000 for three years and is one of the most prestigious fellowships in graduate school.
It also has a surprising statistic—about 1 out of 7 applicants receive the award.
Grant recipients demonstrate potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.
Successful applicants articulate a plan for original research that advances knowledge and has the potential for positively influencing society.