This information session will be geared towards first-year graduate students who would apply for the NSF GRFP in their second year.
The Graduate School and Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring Office are hosting a series of information sessions to help students prepare applications for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Penn State students interested in applying for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship are encouraged to attend these information sessions. Students will learn about the Graduate Research Fellowship Program application process and will have the opportunity to hear from students who received the GRFP. They will share their experiences with the program and offer advice on developing strong applications.
Students will have the opportunity to ask questions during the information sessions.
Applicants must be United States citizens or nationals, or permanent residents of the United States by the application deadlines. (The term "national" designates a native resident of a commonwealth or territory of the United States, such as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or the Northern Mariana Islands. It does not refer to a citizen of another country who has applied for U.S. citizenship.)
Fellowships are intended for individuals in the early stages of their graduate study in NSF-supported fields: Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning Research. Undergraduate seniors and first- and second-year graduate students in above-mentioned fields may apply.