The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program is now accepting applications.

Since 1952, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program has recognized and supported future leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Each year, NSF awards fellowships to outstanding graduate students in these fields. These fellowships provide the funding and international research/professional development opportunities that allow awardees to pursue research projects of their own design.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, and applying for or enrolled in the first year of a research-focused Master’s or PhD program in an NSF-supported field (graduating seniors or first-year graduate students). Eligible fields of study include: chemistry, computer and information science, engineering, geosciences, life sciences, mathematical sciences, and physics/astronomy.

The application deadline falls between Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 and Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 (depending on the applicant’s field of study).

For more information or to begin the application, visit the the Program Website.

Students interested in applying may contact Dr. Geoff Hempill at or 718.982.2301 for assistance with their applications. Further information can also be found in the Career and Scholarship Center in Building 1A, Room 105.