The National Science Foundation (NSF) has a program called the “Graduate Research Fellowships Program” that is available to both senior undergraduate students and existing graduate students who are looking for fellowship funding to conduct research at a US institution. They do NOT have to be attending graduate school at UTSA – they can apply for the program and, if awarded, the award would follow them to any university where they chose to attend graduate school. The deadlines are typically end of October (vary by discipline) and this is an annual program, meaning that it typically is solicited for every year.
- To select, recognize, and financially support individuals who have demonstrated the potential to be high achieving scientists and engineers, early in their careers.
- To broaden participation in science and engineering of underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans.
- U.S. citizens and permanent residents
- Early-career: undergrad & grad students
- Pursuing research-based MS and PhD
- Science and Engineering
- Enrolled in accredited institution in US by Fall
- Seniors/baccalaureates; no graduate study
- First-year graduate students
- Second-year grad students
- ≤ 12 months of graduate study by August
- >12 months graduate study
- Interruption in graduate study of 2+ years (can have MS degree)
Three years of support – $34,000 Stipend (per year) + $12,000 Educational Allowance (to institution)
Please notify Amy Ossola-Phillips (Amy.Ossola-Phillips@utsa.edu) if you are applying.
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