The national science foundation 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. The national science foundation graduate research fellowship (nsf grfp) provides funding for graduate research three 2-page essays: personal statement, previous research, and proposed research three or more letters of recommendation your proposed university/college and program (you. Overview the nsf grfp (national science foundation graduate research fellowship program) is open to graduate students in research-based master's or doctoral programs in chemistry, computer & information sciences, engineering, geosciences, life sciences, materials research, mathematical sciences, physics. These are essays that i wrote for the 2009 nsf graduate research fellowship ( nsfgrf) application as well as the nation defense science and engineering graduate (ndseg) fellowship i was fortunate enough to receive both of these fellowships, and i am tremendously grateful to those who shared their fellowship. 1 nsf graduate research fellowship program unofficial guide sheet ~ personal statement (essay) ~ here's an example of what the reviewers will need to learn about you in these 2 pages: ✓ what motivates you to pursue advanced studies in a stem field how motivated are you ✓ your potential as a. If you are interested in applying for the nsf graduate research fellowship in the field of ecology, you're in the right place in my final year, i actually had over a page of my personal essay under a “broader impacts” heading because in the previous years reviewers kept saying i was vague about them.
The notes focus on the nsf graduate research fellowship (grf), which is the most common variety in computer science and many other science and engineering disciplines however by contrast, it's more boring to read an essay that just says “my research results will change the world and they are the broader impact. Nsf graduate research fellowship program resources students who interested in the grfp or are actively working on the application can contact the office of grants and fellowships at [email protected] for more the nsf grfp research guide may be helpful in planning your proposed research essay. Advice for preparing an nsf graduate research fellowship application from successful nsf fellows 1 although each of the three essays serves its own unique purpose (who you are, what you've done, and what you will (maybe) do, roughly speaking) it's important to develop a sense of cohesion among them a concrete.
This is an outline on applying for the national science foundation graduate research fellowship program (nsf grfp) the side if you cannot locate an essay within your field, try looking up past winners and emailing them pursuing research-based ms or phd in nsf fields - accepted fields based on solicitation. When i applied for the nsf-grfp, i found it very helpful to read over past successful applicants' experiences and have a look at their essays i told myself that if i received the fellowship, i would do the same for future applicants i applied twice, and got it on the second try i sincerely hope.
Finding quality time to work on your fellowship application can be difficult especially when you are applying to graduate school or starting your first year of finally, most universities have dedicated writing workshops for the nsf fellowship where you can get feedback on your essays from faculty and other. The graduate research fellowship application process is best viewed as a highly competitive contest to maximize the chances of winning, one needs to not only be technically qualified but also understand the motivations of the contest organizers and what non-technical traits they like to see in contestants.