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:

2021 AWardess I 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 (Spring 2022)

Time: Tuesday, 10th Period (5:10 pm – 6:00 pm)
1 Credit Hour
Location: WERT 360
Professor Regina Rodriguez, Ph.D., 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 the preparation for 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. Rodriguez directly for questions at reggie17r@ufl.edu.

NSF Fellowship Application Workshop (Fall)

Presenters: Professor Dave Mazyck 
Target Audience: UF Juniors, Seniors and Interested Ph.D. Students
Date: TBD

NSF Fellowship Application Workshop (Spring)

The Office of Graduate Recruiting and Undergraduate Research will announce the Spring workshop once it is available.  

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

2021 NSF GRFP Deadlines:

October 19, 2021 (Tuesday): GRFP application deadline for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning

October 21, 2021 (Thursday): GRFP application deadline for Engineering

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