Center for Environmental Policy and Administration

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Title:NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Date:Sep 2, 2011


The National Science Foundation (NSF) is offering graduate fellowships for social science students who meet the following eligibility requirements:

Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States by the application deadline.

Applicants are expected to have adequate preparation to begin graduate study and research by Summer or Fall 2012. This is nearly always demonstrated by receipt of a bachelor's degree in a science or engineering field earned prior to Fall 2012.

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.

The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds.

For each matriculated Fellow, the institution receives up to a $40,500 award per Fellow tenure year (12-month increments). For 2012, it is anticipated that the cost-of-education allowance will increase to $12,000, as indicated in the FY2012 Budget Request.

The Graduate Research Fellowship stipend is currently $30,000 for a 12-month tenure period, prorated in whole month increments of $2,500.

Fellowship applications and three reference letters must be submitted electronically using the NSF FastLane Graduate Research Fellowship Program Application Module at according to the Field of Study deadline. An applicant must first register as a FastLane user at that web site.

If you need assistance in completing the application on Fastlane, please contact Marlene Rizzo at

Please see "more information" below for a more detailed outline of the program.

More information ...

Center for Environmental Policy and Administration
The Maxwell School, Syracuse University
Revised 09/02/2011 12:14:58