In addition to the continuous funding options on the Graduate Financial Support page, the Graduate Student Affairs Office often receives announcements for other University or outside fellowship opportunities. Please refer back to this website often, as new fellowships will be listed regularly.
The Graduate Resource Center (located on the 3rd floor of the Gateway Study Center) holds funding workshop series that include information on how to apply for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and to other training grants. The GRC also offers writing consultants to assist with proofreading of papers and grants throughout the year.
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The will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann created a perpetual charitable trust for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants, which must be carried out entirely in the United States. Mrs. Liebmann’s primary concern was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen field of study. The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens. The amount of each fellowship will cover the cost of tuition and a stipend of $18,000.
• Applicants must be pursuing a program of study that includes any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).
The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.
Complete application packages (hard copy, single-sided and NOT stapled) are due to Gina Anzivino in the Graduate Division (120 Aldrich Hall) no later than 12 noon, November 9, 2018 and must contain the following:
• Completed and signed Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship Application Form.
• One copy of your personal vitae or resume.
• One certified (official) copy of each undergraduate and graduate transcript to date.
• One copy of your graduate exam test scores.
• A statement of purpose (up to three pages, double-spaced) which considers the relationship between your graduate level study and your intended personal and/or professional goals. The SOP must include a 10-15 line abstract at the top (included in the three pages) that explains, in LAYMAN’s terms, the essence of your proposed topic of study or dissertation, the methodology of its treatment and its anticipated impact on your field of study.
• Letter of recommendation from your department chair.
• Letters of recommendation from at least two professors who have taught or worked closely with you.
• One copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
• One copy of your Financial Aid Summary from your school.
Note: Candidates whose applications are selected for submission to the trustees for consideration will be required to submit one copy of their Federal Income Tax Return for the prior two years (including spouse’s returns, if applicable). This is not required for internal review.
Please direct any questions to Gina Anzivino (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 949-824-8120
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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Dr. Sandra Loughlin holds fellowship advising hours every week at the GRC. She is available to discuss application questions and provide feedback on fellowship applications. Schedule an appointment by calling 949-824-3849 or email (email@example.com). Dr. Celina Mojica will be available to discuss application questions and provide feedback on applications. Please email to schedule an appointment. Writing Consultants at the GRC are available, but due to high demand, students are strongly encouraged to make an appointment online here.
The NSF expects to award 1,500 Graduate Research Fellowships per fiscal year under this program solicitation pending availability of funds. Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year.
Honorable Mention: The NSF accords Honorable Mention to meritorious applicants who do not receive Fellowship awards. This is considered a significant national academic achievement.
Deadline to submit fellowship applications is October 23
Applicants must self-certify that they are eligible to receive the Fellowship.
With questions, please contact the NSF Operations Center (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The goal of the program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities.
DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program is now accepting applications – deadline to apply is Thursday, November 15. Please visit here for more details.
The deadline to apply is December 1, 2018.
To learn more and apply, visit here: smartscholarship.org