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Starting an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Application

Are you interested in applying for a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship? If so, this video-tutorial is for you. It points you to several resources providing advice on how to craft a more competitive proposal. 
The NSF-GRF program awards fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the fields of engineering and science, including several social science disciplines, relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation. Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens by the application deadline. Individuals are typically eligible to apply: 1) during the senior year of college, 2) after graduating from college and prior to entering graduate school, 3) during the first year of graduate school, or 4) prior to completing the Fall term of the second year of graduate school. Applicants must have completed no more than 12 months of full-time graduate study or its equivalent as of August 1, 2012.
For complete information on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program, including detailed eligibility requirements and a list of NSF-supported fields of study, see the NSF-GRF homepage.  Resources referenced in the video are listed below. 


Resources referenced in the tutorial:
NSF-GRF Program Solicitation           
Writers Workshop