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NSF Graduate Research Fellowships: A Toolkit for Applications


by SIOP Administrative Office

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

NSF graduate research fellowships are an excellent way to fund graduate student research in I-O psychology. With the deadline to apply quickly approaching, we’ve created a “toolkit” to assist I-O graduate students in preparing their application materials. We cover the reasons students should apply for these fellowships, the eligibility requirements, components of the applications, some tips for applying, and lastly, some frequently asked questions.

2016 GRFP applications in psychology are due by 8pm (Eastern) October 29, 2015.

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The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program is intended to provide support for those at the beginning of their graduate career and individuals seeking to reenter graduate studies following an interruption of at least two consecutive years. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides up to three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The GRFP supports over 100 sub disciplines, including social sciences and psychology as well as the hard sciences. In the 2015 competition season, more than 16,000 applications were submitted to the GRFP, and 2,000 highly qualified students were offered awards.

The 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.