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Liaison: Steve Cartier, Chemistry
Office: Witherspoon Science Center 205
Phone: x3786 (828) 771-3786
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowships offer recognition and three years of support for advanced study to approximately 900 outstanding graduate students in the mathematical, physical biological engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, and to research-based Ph.D. degrees in science education each year.
While there is no internal Warren Wilson College process for the NSF Graduate Fellowship, you are encouraged to let the Warren Wilson Liaison know that you are applying, and you are welcome to seek our help during the application process.
Who May Apply
Individuals who are in the early stages of graduate study. In most cases, an individual has three opportunities to apply: prior to or during the senior year of college, the first year of graduate school, and the beginning of the second year of graduate school. Three-year graduate research fellowships are available in science, mathematics, and engineering.
Application Pool Description
Approximately 900 new three-year fellowships are made annually, chosen from a pool of 7,700 applicants.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States.
Award Description and Duration
NSF Fellowships support three years of graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees in the mathematical, physical, biological, behavioral and social sciences; engineering; the history of science and the philosophy of science; and to research-based Ph.D. degrees in science education at any appropriate, accredited non-profit U.S. institution or appropriate international institution of higher education offering advanced degrees in science, mathematics, or engineering.
Application Requirements and Deadline
All applicants are expected to use NSF's FastLane Graduate Research Fellowship Program process. Your application deadline will be determined by the primary field of study listed on the Proposed Graduate Program section of the application. If you designate your primary field as "Engineering - Electrical", for example, you must submit your application on the Engineering deadline, even if your program is in a Computer Science department.
The NSF publishes lists of awardees and Honorable Mention recipients on the Graduate Research Fellowship Program Web site in late March. All applicants are notified in writing of the outcome of their applications.