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:

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 2018)

Day/Time: Tuesdays, Period E1 (7:20pm – 8:10pm)
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.

Contact Dr. Mazyck directly with interest in registering for fall 2018 at dmazyck@ufl.edu

NSF Fellowship Application Workshop (Fall)

Presenters: Professor Dave Mazyck and panel of UF Ph.D. Student NSF Awardees
Target Audience: New Ph.D. students
Date: Friday, August 17, 2018 (new Ph.D.)
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: NEB 100

Target Audience: Graduating Seniors & Juniors
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: NEB 100

NSF Fellowship Application Workshop (Spring)

Presenters: Professor Dave Mazyck and panel of UF Ph.D. Student NSF Awardees
Target Audience: UF juniors, seniors and interested Ph.D. students
Date: TBD January/February 2019
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

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:

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NSF Workshop Video (Gatorlink Required for Viewing):

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2018 NSF GRFP Deadlines:

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm ET – Computer and information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm ET – Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning