The purpose of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply. See links here for more information on the program, award, eligibility, application preparation and submission, application review, and administration:
The fellowship is competitive, and those planning to apply should devote sincere effort to their application. The due dates are in October 2020, with the deadline of October 19, 2020 for the Life Sciences. The Grant Writing Academy and Stanford Biosciences are here to help you through the process. See below for summer 2020 resources as preparation. We encourage your participation.
Writing the Personal, Relevant Background and Future Goals Statement: https://fellowships.missouri.edu/personal-relevant-background-and-future-goals-statement-2/
Writing the Graduate Research Plan Statement: https://fellowships.missouri.edu/personal-relevant-background-and-future-goals-statement/