UW Honors Announcements

June 18, 2020

Learn about NSF funding

Attention undergraduate & graduate students in social science and STEM fields!

The upcoming application cycle and information sessions for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) are here and there are lots of opportunities to learn about this amazing funding resource. NSF GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund graduate study, making approximately 2,000 awards each year, and providing 3 years of funding that can be used in a 5 year time frame: includes a $34,000 annual stipend and full cost of tuition/fees. For UW graduate students, GAIP health insurance is also covered.

Who can apply: US citizen and permanent resident rising seniors and bachelor’s alumni planning to pursue research-based master’s or PhD programs, as well as current graduate students who have not previously applied while enrolled in a grad program. Get more eligibility details.

·       All are encouraged to attend information sessions to learn more, even if not eligible for this year’s application cycle.

·       NSF GRFP encourages applications from underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, in order to broaden and diversify those participating in science and engineering. 

Fields of study included: a wide range fields within the Social Sciences, Psychology, STEM and STEM Education (scroll to the very end of the Program Solicitation document for the official list).

NSF GRFP info sessions hosted by UW’s graduate & undergraduate Offices of Fellowships & Awards

June 23, 5:30 p.m. Register for June 23.

July 29, 5:30 p.m. Register for July 29.

Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m. Register for Sept. 10.

Sept. 22, 3:30 p.m. Register for Sept. 22.

Information sessions will cover the application process, strategies for successful applications and more details regarding how the fellowship operates.  The application will open in late-July/early-August, with deadlines in mid-October, however, students are strongly encouraged to start early!

Please feel free to contact us for questions, application support and feedback on drafts, based on your student status:

·       Undergraduate students & alumni: Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu; and Emily Smith, emilys42@uw.edu

·       Graduate Students: Robyn Davis, rldavis@uw.edu