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Writing the NSF GRFP “Personal Statement, Relevant Background and Future Goals Essay” Workshop

10 to 11 a.m., Hagerty Library, L14 , October 16, 2013 — NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) - Fall 2013

The NSF GRFP is a generous and prestigious award that supports research-oriented students in a wide range of STEM and Social Science fields during their first three years of graduate school, with a $32,000 stipend plus a $12,000 Cost of Education Allowance.

To be eligible, applicants must be either rising Seniors or 1st year or 2nd year graduate students, and be US Citizens or Permanent Residents. Eligible fields of study are: Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Material Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning Research.

National deadlines are Nov 4-8, depending on field of study. More details at www.nsfgrfp.org.

In these workshops we’ll talk about what a personal statement is, who your audience is, and new ways to think about both. Then we’ll work to identify and explore stories from different aspects of your life (personal, professional and/or educational) that will help you—and your reader—come to a deeper understanding of your fellowship application. 

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