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The National Science Foundation Research Fellowship

ETSU Faculty Representative:

Scott Kirkby

Associate Professor of Chemistry


Phone: (423) 439-5823

Email: kirkby@etsu.edu

Website: http://www.nsfgrfp.org

Award: $10,500 cost-of-education grant (paid directly to the school for tuition and fees) and $30,000 stipend annually (for up to three years), and a $1000 one-time travel allowance. Recipients are also granted access to the TeraGrid supercomputer.

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens, in the final year of their undergraduate program or first three semesters of their graduate program (i.e. have completed no more than 12 months of full-time graduate study), and pursuing a research-based master's or doctoral degree in the Engineering, Mathematics, Science, or Technology fields supported by the National Science Foundation. 

When to Apply: Applications are typically due in early November each year.

The oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program grants roughly 950 fellowships a year to students early in their graduate study in a field regularly supported by the National Science Foundation. While there are no specific, explicit academic requirements for the Fellowship, it is quite competitive, and applicants are expected to be excellent students who hope to go on to become experts in their chosen field and capable of first-rate research and/or teaching. While the majority of the Fellowships go to students studying the Life Sciences or Engineering, a substantial number are granted each year to scholars in the Social Sciences, Psychology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer and Information Science, Geosciences, and Mathematics.

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East Tennessee State University
PO Box 70589
Johnson City, TN 37614-1708

Phone: 423.439.6076
Fax: 423.439.6080
email:  Honors College

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161 S. Dossett Drive
University & Midway Scholars: Ada Earnest House
310 S. Dossett Drive
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161 S. Dossett Drive
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