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National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship


NSF application deadline: November 4-8 (TBC)

Important Notes: please see the NSF website for specific deadlines for each field of application

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States. Fellowships are intended for individuals in the early stages of their graduate study.

Description: NSF offers three-year graduate research fellowships in science, mathematics, engineering, and many fields of social science. Fellowships are awarded for graduate study leading to research based master's or doctoral degrees. Students may choose to attend any accredited US institution or appropriate international institution of higher education offering advanced degrees in science, mathematics or engineering. Fellowships are offered for a maximum of three years, but are usable over a five year period.

Approximately 1,000 new fellowships are awarded annually. Each award provides a $10,500 cost-of-education allowance and a $30,000 stipend. A one-time $1,000 International Research Travel Allowance is also available under certain conditions.

UIC winners:
2012 - Xing Sherry Zhang
- Christine Toh
2002 - Julie Pizzi
2001 - Rudyard Sadlier  

Send applications to: the Office of Special Scholarship Programs assists students with the NSF application. Please contact OSSP if interested.

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