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NSF fellowship information meeting – extra meeting

September 30, 2011 Leave a comment

2012-13 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)



TODAY      Friday, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 | 3 – 5 pm (no RSVP required):

ROOM 1005 Auditorium, Genome and Biomedical Sciences Bldg

Keynote Speaker:     Professor Rob Berman, Professor & Vice Chair of Research, Neurological Surgery

Guest Speakers:       Professor Enoch Baldwin, Molecular & Cellular Biology | Professor Barbara Horwitz, Neurology, Physiology & Behavior and Vice Provost – Academic Personnel | Professor Ted Powers, Molecular & Cellular Biology

Current NSF GRFP Recipients:  Joseph Badillo, Chemistry | Scott Hamilton, Biochem & Molecu. Biology | Stephanie Maltas, Psychology | Lauren Morales, Ecology



Monday, OCTOBER 10, 2011 | 2:10- 3:30PM:

Cabernet Room, Silo Bldg

Keynote Speaker:     Professor Louie Yang, Entomology + (TBA)

Current NSF GRFP Recipients:  Toby Wedler, Chemistry + (TBA)


Meeting: Former and current NSF GRFP National reviewers (above) and recent graduate student recipients will present an informative overview of the application, offering invaluable tips and advice to potential applicants. Sample essays will also be available.

Program Description 

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in the relevantscience, technology, engineering, and mathematics  (STEM) disciplines* pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees, including women in engineering and computer and information science.

Amount:   $30,000 stipend and  (anticipated) $12,000 cost of education annually for up to three years.

Eligibility:  applicants must not have completed more than 12 months of full-time graduate study or the equivalent (senior undergraduates, 1st and 2nd year graduate students are generally eligible). In addition, applicants must have US citizenship, permanent resident or US national status at the time of application. Applicant must be accepted and enrolled in a US university graduate program at the time of the award.

Deadline: mid November 2011 (varies by discipline)

Fields of Study (research-based):  Chemistry, Computer & Information Science, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education & Learning.

 For more information and application see url:

The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to share the results of the 2011-12 competition. UCD graduate students received an unprecedented number of new awards for the upcoming year. The results may be viewed at


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