[ugrads] Fwd: Please circulate: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) update

Fred J. Hickernell fred at math.iit.edu
Fri Jul 20 18:02:20 CDT 2007


Dear domestic senior undergraduates and beginning graduate students,

This is a very competitive but great opportunity.  Mike McCourt  
received one of these last year.  You might email him for advice and/ 
or talk to a faculty member.

Best regards,
Fred

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Warchall, Henry A." <hwarchal at nsf.gov>
> Date: July 20, 2007 3:13:53 PM CDT
> To: Math Department Mailing List <mathdept at lists.nsf.gov>
> Subject: Please circulate: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program  
> (GRFP) update
>
> Dear Colleague,
>
> Please forward the following information to senior undergraduates and
> beginning graduate students in your department.
>
> An updated NSF program solicitation is now available:
>
>    Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
>
> Please see
>
> http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201
>
> for details.
>
> Deadlines (for graduate study in Mathematics or Statistics):
> * Applications due November 2, 2007.
> * Official Academic Transcript(s) (Required) due November 2, 2007.
> * Reference Letters (Three Required) due December 1, 2007.
> * GRE Subject and General Test Scores (Recommended) due November 30,
> 2007.
>
> ---------------------------
> Synopsis of Program:
>
> The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the  
> human
> resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in
> the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering
> approximately 1,100 graduate fellowships in this competition. The
> Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for
> graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees
> and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their
> graduate study. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)  
> invests
> in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who  
> demonstrate
> their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in
> disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science  
> Foundation.
>
> ---------------------------
> Notable changes from the previous program solicitation:
>
> (1) Application deadlines have changed.
>
> (2) It is now required to use 12-point, Times New Roman font (which  
> may
> be single spaced).
>
> (3) The description of eligibility requirements was clarified  
> regarding
> previous graduate education, work experience, and change in field of
> study.
>
> (4) A statement was introduced to indicate that acceptance of a  
> Graduate
> Research Fellowship is a commitment to be enrolled in an approved
> program of graduate study by the following Fall term.
>
> (5) Guidelines for the use of Reserve status and descriptions of
> allowable alternate activities were provided.
>
> (6) A description of cyberinfrastructure resources available to  
> Fellows
> and recipients of Honorable Mention was provided.
>
> (7) The descriptions of eligibility and application procedures for
> Interdisciplinary Fields of Study were reorganized and clarified.
>
> ---------------------------
>
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