FYI. Dr. Davis --------------------------------- Funding Opportunity: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF) URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201 Deadline: Nov 7, 2013 Summary: The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (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 research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. Estimated Number of Awards: 2,700 Estimated Total Program Funding: $325,000,000 Award Floor: $44,000 Eligibility: Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States by the application deadline. In addition: * Applicants are expected to have adequate preparation to begin graduate study and research by summer or fall 2014. This is nearly always demonstrated by receipt of a bachelor's degree in a science or engineering field earned prior to fall 2014. * Individuals are typically eligible to apply: * During the senior year of college * After graduating from college and prior to entering graduate school * During the first year of graduate school * Prior to completing the fall term of the second year of graduate school. * Applicants must have completed no more than 12 months of full-time graduate study or its equivalent as of August 1, 2013. Full-time graduate study is as defined by the universities attended. There is no credit hour limit for students who have completed only full-time graduate study; eligibility for full-time students is based on the length of time enrolled in the graduate program. * Applicants who have completed part-time graduate study (or a combination of part-time and full-time graduate study) must have completed no more than 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours or their equivalent as of August 1, 2013.