Funds also may be used for textbooks, journal subscription (valid for the duration of the fellowship), or dissertation preparation or reproduction.
For more information regarding the expectations and guidelines of being a NSF GRFP Fellow, fellows and coordinating officials alike are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Administrative Guide.
The statement should also include a brief description of long-range career and professional goals.
Specialized terminology must be defined; faculty reviewers are drawn from many different fields across the University.
What to Submit In order to expedite review of proposals, students are required to submit proposals in the following format.
Please note that only one copy of the proposal is required.Proposals must align with the topics of interest to NASA.These grants provide partial support of Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation research for improvement beyond the already existing project.Faculty reviewers rely heavily on the DGS statement to help them evaluate the file from the vantage point of the broad discipline.The DGS should not quote extensively from the nominee’s recommendation letters.A committee of university faculty drawn from various disciplines and program areas reviews all applications and makes recommendations to the Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives & Dean of Graduate Studies for the allocation of these grant funds.Allocations for grants are based on the significance of the research, the merits of the research design, and the reasonableness of the budget request.Examples of eligible budget items include technical assistance and clerical support beyond that normally available through the student’s department or program, research supplies, travel expenses for data collection, transcription costs, acquisition of specialized datasets, and communications.The Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program will not fund student’s salaries and research equipment.It details the responsibilities of both the fellow and their GRFP institution to ensure a successful tenure within the program.GRFP Fellows have access to a number of unique opportunities during their tenure as fellows.