Scholarships & Fellowships

  • NSF GRFP: Chat w/ awardees (UGrad edition)

    Join us on Thursday, September 17, from 11:30-12:30pm to learn more about the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) , an important graduate program funding opportunity for students studying in STEM and many social science fields. These programs are open to applications from rising seniors, alumni, and graduate students within their first or second year of graduate study. Deadlines are in October so get a head start by learning from this panel of current UConn NSF GRFP awardees.  Panelists will share their experiences with these application processes, strategies for addressing the selection criteria, and other perspectives on program benefits.

    Panelist information:

    Ariane Garett'20 (ENG-Biomedical Engineering)

    Brittany Smith '20 (ENG-Electrical Engineering)

    **Other panelists may be added, if available**

    NSF GRFP at-a-glance:

    Eligibility overview (not a complete list, for full details, please see ( Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, Intend to enroll or be enrolled full-time in a research-based graduate degree program in an eligible Field of Study. Eligible fields include (not a complete list, please see please see ( STEM fields: Chemistry, Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Psychology, STEM Education & Learning Research Social Science fields: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Communications, Cultural Anthropology, Decision Making and Risk Analysis, Economics, Geography, History and Philosophy of Science, International Relations, Law and Social Science, Linguistic Anthropology, Linguistics, Medical Anthropology, Political Science, Public Policy, Science Policy, Sociology, Urban and Regional Planning Undergraduate seniors and bachelor’s degree holders may apply before enrolling in a degree-granting graduate program. Graduate students enrolled in a degree-granting graduate program are limited to only one application to the GRFP, submitted in the first year or at the beginning of the second year of their degree program. Funding overview: Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year.

    Meeting link:

    Meeting number:120 539 8081


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