Fellowship Application Systems - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Fellowship Application Systems - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Fellowship Application Universe WPI Office of Sponsored Programs Elena Glatman Associate Director, Pre-award Services Objectives Provide an overview and help navigating the universe of externally funded opportunities

Demonstrate effective strategies and techniques for finding applicable funding opportunities and applying to potential sponsors Explore some of the most popular programs

Funds Institutional Federal Private Funding Sources for Graduate Students

Types of Fellowships Individual The graduate student applies to the sponsor as an individual and competes with other graduate students. The award goes to the successful applicant, however, it may be administered in collaboration with the applicants institution. NSFs

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The graduate student applies with a faculty advisor or faculty sponsor and competes with other graduate students. The award is submitted by, and if awarded, coordinated by the applicants institution. Eg; National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein Awards.

Institutional Awarded to WPI Departments or WPI Programs that have submitted successful grant proposals to programs such as the Department of Educations Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need, (GAANN) program. Students are selected by the department.

Check out WPI Department of Computer Sciences GAANN Program: http://web.cs.wpi.edu/~heineman/ht ml/service_/GAANN/ Eligibility Criteria Am I eligible?

National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Full Proposal Deadline Dates: November 4, 2013 Engineering; Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering; Materials Research

November 5, 2013 Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy November 7, 2013 Social Sciences; Psychology; STEM Education and Learning November 8, 2013 Life Sciences; Geosciences Am I Eligible for GRFP? Categories of applicants that are always ineligible: Those who do not hold US citizenship, national, or permanent resident status

by the application deadline. Those who were previously awarded a fellowship from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program and accepted it. Those who have declined the offer of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and who did not notify NSF by the published deadline for accepting the Fellowship. Those who have earned any graduate or professional degree, except applicants who have completed a joint BS/MS program and have not completed any further graduate study outside the joint program. Current NSF employees.

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (DDIG/DDRI) The student must be enrolled at a U.S. academic institution, but need not be a U.S. citizen. Proposals from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged The proposal must be submitted by the dissertation advisor(s) on behalf of the graduate student who is at the point of initiating or already conducting dissertation research.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Individual Fellowships Guidelines and Forms: http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm Standard Due Dates for Competing Applications:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm Deadline for F Series in 2013 April 8, August 8 and December 8. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) is now known as

Graduate Student Education (GSE) https://fellowships.nasaprs.com/gsrp/nav/ Applicants must be U.S. citizens (permanent residents are not eligible). Department of Defense (DOD) DoD

http://ndseg.asee.org/ The online application usually become available in September. All materials are due by mid-December 5:00 PM EST deadline. There are four eligibility requirements: citizenship, discipline, academic status, and the ability to accept the full benefit. You must meet all four requirements in order to be eligible. The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Persons who hold permanent resident status are not eligible. Proof of citizenship will be required upon formal offer.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) DHS http://see.orau.org/default.aspx Eligibility: U.S. Citizens Only. Scholarships are intended for support during your junior and senior years. Fellowships are intended for support to begin during your first or second year of graduate study.

U.S. Department of State US Department of State Fulbright (for study abroad) http://eca.state.gov/fulbright/fulbright-programs

Fulbright Program for Foreign Students eligibility varies widely by country. For more information, visit your home countrys Fulbright website at: http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/ Department of Energy (DOE)

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) http://www.krellinst.org/csgf/ The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university. Senior undergraduate and first-year graduate students in engineering and in the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences are eligible to apply. Fellowship support is available for four years and must be renewed annually.

Application process begins in October with the opening of the online application system. For the 2014-2015 academic year applications due in early January 2014. OSP Institutional Federal Private

Internal OSP Resources: http://www.wpi.edu/offices/osp/proposals.html http://www.wpi.edu/offices/osp/reference.html Search Tools & Strategies Grants.gov http://www.grants.gov/applicants/find_grant_opportunities.jspGrantsNet Funds for Training in the Sciences http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/funding

International Education Financial Aid (IFEA) http://www.iefa.org/ Institute of International Education http://www.fundingusstudy.org/ Funding Opportunities Libguide, including Pivot database http://libguides.wpi.edu/content.php?pid=395982 Start Early Do your Homework

Follow Instructions Be Clear & Concise Tips for Successful Proposal Submission

OSP Institutional Federal Private OSP Contact Information: [email protected] Main office ext. 5359

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