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Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity


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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

Description:
The Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. The program's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool including women and minorities.

Since inception in 1989, the program has awarded 420 graduate fellowships. Ninety-three percent of fellows have been minority, female, or both, those historically underrepresented in science.

By helping to provide a continuous source of scientists who are U.S. citizens, employers and universities can achieve diversity and balance in our nation's scientific community. In turn, we can help today's promising young scientists — tomorrow's science leaders — to realize their dreams. The Graduate Fellowship is unique in being: open to all American citizens; lasting for up to six years; providing a $20,000 annual stipend; covering tuition; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency; providing a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor.

The application is easy to complete, requiring the same information as other national fellowships.

If you have interned, have been employed or are employed by a government agency or laboratory, ask your mentor/research supervisor to nominate you directly for an NPSC fellowship.
nationwide program

Application Deadline: 12/20/2021

Participating Institution(s):
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Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
STEM Fields

Keywords:
STEM Education

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Page last updated 8/20/2021
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