Dear UG Research Faculty Mentors,
A free webinar on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP; http://www.nsfgrfp.org) for faculty and administrators will be held on Monday August 29, 2016 at 2 pm (ET). The GRF Program provides a prestigious award that supports research-oriented students in a wide range of STEM, STEM education, and social science fields during graduate school. Successful GRFP awardees earn three years of support ($34,000 per year stipend and $12,000 per year cost-of-education allowance) for their graduate education. Undergraduate seniors and graduate students in their first or second year of study who hold U.S. citizenship, national, or permanent resident status are eligible to apply.
The free webinar will provide an overview of the GRFP, program updates for the FY 2017 competition, and other program activities such as GROW and GRIP. No registration is necessary. For more GRFP information visit <http://www.nsfgrfp.org/> . Questions regarding webinar logistics should be forwarded to Liz Lawrence (<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>). Instructions for joining the webinar can be found at: http://wvresearch.org/archives/11840. The NSF GRFP webinar is hosted by EPSCoR in partnership with the Education and Human Resources Directorate.
For undergraduate seniors and first or second year graduate students wishing to apply to the NSF GRFP (FY 2017 or 2018 competitions), an informational workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm in 122 Ming Hseih on the WVU Main Campus. Please encourage interested students to attend this workshop. The workshop is being held jointly by ASPIRE and the Office of Undergraduate Research.
***NSF GRFP FY 2017 application deadlines are:
October 24, 2016 (life sciences, geosciences)
October 25, 2016 (computer and information science and engineering, engineering, materials research)
October 27, 2016 (psychology, social sciences, STEM education and learning)
October 28, 2016 (chemistry, mathematical sciences, physics and astronomy)
Michelle Richards-Babb, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
Associate Professor, C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry
West Virginia University