Fellowship Application Universe
WPI Office of Sponsored Programs
Associate Director, Pre-award ServicesSlide2
Provide an overview and help navigating the universe of externally funded opportunities
Demonstrate effective strategies and techniques for
applicable funding opportunities and
to potential sponsors
Explore some of the most popular programsSlide3
Funding Sources for Graduate Students
Types of Fellowships
The graduate student applies to the sponsor as an individual and competes with other graduate students. The award goes to the successful applicant, however, it may be administered in collaboration with the applicant’s institution.
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP
).The graduate student applies with a faculty advisor or faculty sponsor and competes with other graduate students. The award is submitted by, and if awarded, coordinated by the applicant’s institution.
Eg; National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein Awards.
Awarded to WPI Departments or WPI Programs that have submitted successful grant proposals to programs such as the Department of Education’s “Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need,” (GAANN) program. Students are selected by the department. Check out WPI
Department of Computer Science’s GAANN
Am I eligible?Slide7
National Science Foundation (NSF)Slide8
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (
: November 4, 2013 Engineering; Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering; Materials ResearchNovember
5, 2013 Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and AstronomyNovember 7, 2013
Social Sciences; Psychology; STEM Education and LearningNovember 8, 2013Life Sciences; GeosciencesSlide9
Am I Eligible for GRFP?
Categories of applicants that are always ineligible:
who do not hold US citizenship, national, or permanent resident status by the application deadline.
Those who were previously awarded a fellowship from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Program and accepted it.Those who have declined the offer of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and who did not notify NSF by the published deadline for accepting the Fellowship.Those who have earned any graduate or professional degree, except applicants who have completed
a joint BS/MS program and have not completed any further graduate study outside the joint program.Current NSF employees.Slide10
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (DDIG/DDRI)
The student must be enrolled at a U.S. academic institution, but need not be a U.S. citizen.
women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly
The proposal must be submitted by the dissertation advisor(s) on behalf of the graduate student who is at the point of initiating or already conducting dissertation research.Slide11
National Institutes of Health (NIH)Slide12
National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
Individual Fellowships Guidelines and Forms:
http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htmStandard Due Dates for Competing Applications:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm Deadline for F Series in 2013 April 8, August 8 and December 8.Slide13
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) is now known as Graduate Student Education (GSE)
Applicants must be U.S. citizens (permanent residents are not eligible). Slide15
Department of Defense
The online application
in September. All materials are due by mid-December 5:00 PM EST deadline. There are four
eligibility requirements: citizenship, discipline, academic status, and the ability to accept the full benefit. You must meet all four requirements in order to be eligible.The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Persons who hold permanent resident status are not eligible. Proof of citizenship will be required upon formal offer.Slide17
Department of Homeland Security
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens Only. Scholarships are intended for support during your junior and senior years. Fellowships are intended for support to begin during your first or second year of graduate study. Slide19
U.S. Department of StateSlide20
US Department of State
Fulbright (for study abroad)
Fulbright Program for Foreign Students
eligibility varies widely by country. For more information, visit your home country’s Fulbright website at:
Department of Energy
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)
The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university. Senior undergraduate and first-year graduate students in engineering and in the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences are eligible to apply. Fellowship support is available for four years and must be renewed annually.
Application process begins in October
with the opening of the online application system.
For the 2014-2015 academic year
applications due in early January 2014.Slide23
Internal OSP Resources:
Search Tools & Strategies
Funds for Training in the Sciences
International Education Financial Aid (IFEA)http://www.iefa.org/Institute of International Education
http://www.fundingusstudy.org/Funding Opportunities Libguide, including Pivot databasehttp://libguides.wpi.edu/content.php?pid=395982Slide25
Tips for Successful Proposal Submission
Do your Homework
Be Clear &
OSP Contact Information:
Main office ext. 5359
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