Posts tagged 2nd Year Graduate Student
National Science Fellowship (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

National Science Fellowship (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) - supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education


Deadlines: 10/23/17 - Life Sciences, Geosciences, 10/24/17 - Computer/Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research

10/26/17 - Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning, 10/27/17 - Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy


Sample NSF Proposals

Biochemistry: Sample #1 Sample #2    

Bioinformatics: Sample #1

Chemistry: Sample #1

Neuroscience: Sample #1

Physics and Astronomy: Sample #1

Physiology: Sample #1

Social Sciences: Sample #1 

Sample Personal Statements

Sample #1  Sample #2  Sample #3  Sample #4  Sample #5




National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship -  highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Ford Foundation PreDoctoral Fellowship -  provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree

Deadline: 12/14/17


Fellowship Resources:
1. Ford Fellows - learn about the recent class of Ford Fellows

2. Helpful Resources - Preparing for Competitive Fellowship Applications



Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship - Supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States.

Deadline: 11/1/17


Sample Essays

New American Essay

Sample #1  Sample #2

Career Essay

M.D/Ph.D: Sample #1 Sample #2

Ph.D. (STEM): Sample #1

Fellowship Resources

1. Applicant Resources - podcast, webinar, guides, and recommendations on writing a successful application for the Paul and Daisy (PD) Soros Fellowship

2. PD Soros Fellows Alumni  - learn about the PD Soros Fellows and their New American Story 

3. PD Soros Fellows in the News - PD Soros Fellows share their experience on how the fellowship helped them and read about the contributions they are making