NSF Fellowship Preparation

NSF Fellowship Preparation

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is interested in assisting new/current Ph.D. students and junior/senior undergraduate students to pursue the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).  The NSF Fellowship is one of the most prestigious accolades for engineering Ph.D. students and it provides three full years of Ph.D. student funding support with one of the highest student living stipends in the U.S. ($34,000 annually; $2,833 per month).  In recent years, we have allocated increasing efforts to promote the NSF GRFP with favorable results with NSF Awardees including:

2020 Awardees I 2019 Awardees I 2018 Awardees I 2017 Awardees
I 2016 Awardees
I 2015 Awardees I 2014 Awardees

Annually we provide two forms of assistance from the College including:

EGN 4940/6937 – NSF Fellowship Preparation/Engineering Fellowship Preparation (Fall 2020)

Time: 10th Period (5:10 pm – 6:00 pm)
1 Credit Hour
Location: CHE 0237
Professor David Mazyck, Environmental Engineering Sciences (course is open to all majors)

This course has resulted in numerous recipients of the NSF fellowship.  The course requires a serious time commitment in preparation of successful NSF fellowship submissions.  Students should review the NSF requirements to ensure their eligibility.  Students are not required to have research experience but two or more semesters is ideal.  Other desirable factors include leadership and/or TA experience, demonstration of mentoring (particularly of minority and/or women students), dissemination of research (poster, presentation, journal article, conference proceeding) and ideally, have a faculty mentor to assist with your 2-page Research Proposal.  The ability to formulate a research hypothesis and plan of work is a critical part of the review process for this course.

Please register ASAP and contact Dr. Mazyck directly for questions at dmazyck@ufl.edu.

NSF Fellowship Application Workshop (Fall)

Presenters: Professor Dave Mazyck 
Target Audience: UF Juniors, Seniors and Interested Ph.D. Students
Date: September 28, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. EDT
Location: UF Zoom
RSVP: https://www.eng.ufl.edu/graduate/prospects/funding/nsf-fellowship-preparation/nsf-workshop-rsvp/

NSF Fellowship Application Workshop (Spring)

In response to the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., Provost Joe Glover sent a memo to academic deans recommending that instructors move their courses from face-to-face delivery to an electronic delivery mode effective immediately, wherever possible. Therefore, there will not be a Spring 2020 NSF Fellowship Workshop held at this time. We recommend watching the available videos below and reviewing the information on the downloadable PowerPoint slides as well.  

NSF GRFP Solicitation:

HTML: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16588/nsf16588.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
PDF: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16588/nsf16588.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

NSF Award Offers and Honorable Mention Lists, By Year:

Click Here, then select the award year and click “Export Options: Excel” in the bottom left corner.

NSF Workshop PowerPoint Slides:

Click Here

NSF Workshop Video (Gatorlink Required for Viewing):

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Participation – Part 1

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Participation – Part 2

2020 NSF GRFP Deadlines:

October 20, 2020 (Tuesday): GRFP application deadline for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning

October 21, 2020 (Wednesday): GRFP application deadline for Engineering

October 22, 2020 (Thursday): Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

October 30, 2020 (Friday): GRFP application deadline for Reference letter

Learn more here: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/applicants/important_dates