National Science Foundation NSF 97-133
Directorate for Education and Human Resources (Replaces
NSF 96-122).PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT
The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity. To that end, the NSF will award approximately 1,000 new threeyear Graduate Fellowships and Minority Graduate Fellowships in March 1998. Continuing a long history of success, NSF Fellows are expected to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and industrial applications in science, mathematics, and engineering.
Separate competitions are conducted for Graduate Fellowships and Minority Graduate Fellowships, each with additional awards offered for women in engineering and computer and information science. Minority Graduate Fellowships are available to members of racial and ethnic minority groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in the advanced levels of the Nation's science and engineering talent pool, as specified below.
The traditional measures of success include Fellows'
completion of the PhD; reputation of the PhD-granting institution
or employing department; attainment of postdoctoral appointments
and research grants; and awarding of various prizes and honors.
As the nature of scientific and technological inquiry evolves,
and as the environments for such work change and diversify, NSF
will continue to identify other appropriate measures of achievement
of program goals. Measures that reflect excellence of scientific
and engineering work and research outside traditional academic
settings will be sought.
NSF Graduate and Minority Graduate Fellowships are open only to individuals who are, at the time of application, citizens or nationals of the United States or permanent resident aliens of the United States.
Fellowships are awarded for graduate study leading to researchbased master's or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering supported by the National Science Foundation listed on page 8 of this Announcement. Awards are also made for work toward a researchbased PhD in science education that requires a science competence comparable to that for PhD candidates in those disciplines. Research in bioengineering, with diagnosis or treatmentrelated goals that applies engineering principles to problems in biology and medicine while advancing engineering knowledge, is eligible for support. Bioengineering research to aid persons with disabilities is also eligible.
Support is not provided for study in clinical, counseling, business, or management fields; in other education programs of any kind; in history or social work; for work leading to medical, dental, law, public health or practiceoriented professional degrees; or for study in joint scienceprofessional degree programs such as MD/PhD and JD/PhD programs. Support
is not provided for research with diseaserelated
goals, including work on the etiology, diagnosis or treatment
of physical or mental disease, abnormality, or malfunction in
human beings or animals. Research involving animal models of such
conditions or the development or testing of drugs or other procedures
for their treatment also is not eligible for support.
Eligibility for NSF Graduate Fellowships
NSF Graduate Fellowships are intended for students
at or near the beginning of their graduate study in science, mathematics,
or engineering. In most cases an individual has two opportunities
to apply: during the senior year of college and in the first year
of graduate school. Specifically, eligibility is limited to those
individuals who, by the beginning of the fall 1997 term, have
completed no more than 20 semester hours, 30 quarter hours, or
equivalent, of graduate study in the science and engineering fields
supported by this program since completion of a baccalaureate
degree in science or engineering. One year or more of fulltime
study in any medical, dental, or veterinary school is considered
to be greater than 20 semester or 30 quarter hours of graduate
study. "Graduate study" includes course work, research,
seminars, and independent study. These guidelines are applied
to graduate study completed after October 1, 1987 regardless of
purpose or whether credit for that study has been or will be applied
toward an advanced degree. Students in a fiveyear joint
baccalaureatemaster's degree program are eligible to apply
in the fourth and fifth years of the program; for eligibility
purposes, the fifth year is considered graduate study. No individual
will be eligible who, at the time of application, has earned after
October 1, 1987 an advanced degree in science or engineering.
Applicants who have earned any medical degree, such as the MD,
DDS, or DVM, are ineligible.
Eligibility for NSF
Minority Graduate Fellowships
The NSF Minority Graduate Fellowship competition is open only to applicants who are members of a racial or ethnic minority group underrepresented in the advanced levels of the U.S. science and engineering personnel pool, specifically, American Indian, Black or African American, Hispanic, Alaska Native (Eskimo or Aleut), or Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian).
Minority Graduate Fellowships are intended for students
in the early stages of their graduate study in science, mathematics,
or engineering. In general, those eligible to apply in fall 1997
are college seniors, firstyear graduate students, and others
who have completed a limited amount of graduate study in the science
and engineering fields supported by this program. Specifically,
eligibility is limited to those individuals who, by the beginning
of the fall 1997 term, have completed no more than 30 semester
hours, 45 quarter hours, or equivalent, of graduate study in the
science and engineering fields supported by this program since
completion of a baccalaureate degree in science or engineering.
Minority Graduate applicants are not disqualified by reason of
holding a master's degree, but they must not exceed the semester/quarter
hour limitations specified in this paragraph. Applicants who
have earned any medical degree, such as the MD, DDS, or DVM, are
ineligible. Other eligibility criteria regarding graduate study
are identical to those in the Graduate Fellowship competition.
Eligibility for the Women in Engineering and
Computer and Information Science Awards
The Women in Engineering and Computer and Information
Science (WECS) awards in the Graduate Fellowship and Minority
Graduate Fellowship competitions are limited to women who intend
to pursue graduate degrees in one of the fields listed under the
headings "Engineering" or "Computer and Information
Science and Engineering" in the "Fields of Specialization"
list of this Announcement. Applicants for WECS awards
can have completed, by the beginning of the fall 1997 term, no
more than 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or equivalent,
of graduate study in the science and engineering fields supported
by this program since completion of a baccalaureate degree in
science or engineering. WECS applicants who are otherwise eligible
are not disqualified by reason of holding a master's degree, but
they must not exceed the semester/quarter hour limitations specified
in this paragraph. Applicants who have earned any medical degree,
such as the MD, DDS, or DVM, are ineligible. Other eligibility
criteria are the same as for other fields in either the Graduate
or the Minority Graduate competition.
Evaluation and Selection
Graduate and Minority Graduate Fellowships are awarded on the basis of ability in accordance with Section 10 of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended. Evaluation of applicants is based on all available evidence of ability, including academic records, recommendations regarding each applicant's qualifications, and Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores.
Each applicant's qualifications will be reviewed
by disciplinary panels of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers
convened for NSF by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).
Applications are assigned to panels based on the applicant's
chosen field(s) of study. Selection of awardees, made by the
NSF, will be in merit order; secondary criteria such as geographical
region, gender, discipline, or other factors determined to be
consistent with policy and legislative intent will be used to
select among applications of substantially equal merit (as determined
by the merit review process).
GRE scores are a highly important part of the application. All applicants are expected to take the GRE General Test (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical). In addition, all applicants should take a GRE Subject Test in the science or engineering field most closely related to their chosen area of graduate study. However, if there is not a Subject Test related to the chosen area of graduate study, an applicant may take a Subject Test in the field of his or her undergraduate major or, if no appropriate Subject Test is available, write a letter of explanation to accompany the Application.
Registration forms and information concerning the GRE are available from fouryear colleges, universities, or the Educational Testing Service (ETS), P.O. Box 6000, Princeton, New Jersey 085416000, telephone (609) 7717670, fax (609) 7717906.
All applicants who have not taken the examination since October 1, 1992 should register for and take the examinations by December 20, 1997. GRE Subject Tests will be administered on December 13, 1997. Individuals who plan to take the Computer Based General Test are advised that scores from Computer Based Tests taken after December 20, 1997 are not likely to be available for fellowship review panel use.
NSF will pay Subject Test registration fees for applicants who register for the December 13, 1997 administration provided that (1) NSF fellowship application is the primary purpose, and (2) the GRE Registration Form for the December test has been received at ETS no later than November 7, 1997. Otherwise, applicants will be responsible for all GRE examination fees. Further information concerning sponsorship of GRE registration fees and score reporting for fellowship evaluation purposes will be included in the application materials.
The following condition is imposed on the reporting
of GRE scores to other institutions when the test fee is paid
by NSF: Prior to May 1, 1998 these scores will be reported only
to Oak Ridge Associated Universities for the NSF Graduate Research
Fellowship Program, to the fellowship applicant, and to the applicant's
undergraduate institution. Exception: If you are an applicant
in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program and an applicant
in the Hughes Predoctoral Fellowship Program, your GRE scores
will be reported to both programs and the test fees shared by
the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical
Institute. In either case, if you want to have your NSF-funded
GRE scores sent elsewhere (e.g., graduate institutions and other
fellowship programs) before May 1, 1998, you must pay ETS the
appropriate test fees.
CONDITIONS OF AWARDS
Stipend and Allowances
The NSF Fellowship stipend during 199899 will be $15,000 for 12month tenures, prorated monthly at $1,250 for lesser periods. There is no dependency allowance. At its discretion, each fellowship institution may supplement a Fellow's stipend from institutional funds in such amounts as are in accordance with the policies of the fellowship institution. Fellowship institutions in the United States, on behalf of NSF, pay stipends directly to Fellows on tenure. The NSF will pay stipends directly to Fellows affiliated with foreign institutions.
In addition to the funds for stipend payments, the NSF provides the fellowship institution, on behalf of each Fellow, a costofeducation allowance of $9,500 per tenure year. During tenure, Fellows will be exempt from paying tuition and fees normally charged to students of similar academic standing, unless such charges are optional or are refundable. The disposition of the costofeducational allowance is solely the responsibility of the fellowship institution. At international institutions, all tuition and assessed nonrefundable fees will be paid by the Fellow, with reimbursement by the NSF, up to a maximum of $9,500 per fellowship year, upon presentation of an original statement from the university bursar regarding such charges.
Acknowledging the importance of integrating research and education, the NSF permits institutions to assign Fellows to appropriate research and teaching positions that will contribute to the progress of the Fellow toward an advanced degree. Fellows are encouraged to determine policies regarding any such required service before committing to enroll in any particular institution.
A onetime International Research Travel Allowance of $1,000 is available to Fellows who have arranged to conduct fulltime advanced study and research at appropriate international sites for at least three continuous months. The activities must contribute to the Fellow's advanced degree objectives and must be approved by the Fellow's institution. Once a Fellow has begun NSF Fellowship tenure at a U.S. institution, this travel allowance may be used at any appropriate time that travel is initiated within the fiveyear fellowship period.
Except for supplementation as explained above, a
Fellow may not accept simultaneous remuneration from another major
fellowship, assistantship, scholarship or similar award. Under
Section 178(a) of Title 38, U.S. Code, educational benefits from
the Department of Veterans Affairs may be received concurrently
with NSF support.
New fellowships to be offered in March 1998 will be for maximum tenure periods of three years usable over a fiveyear period. Recipients may begin fellowship tenure in the summer of 1998, but must begin tenure not later than the beginning of the 1998 fall term with certain exceptions explained below. Tenure must be completed before the beginning of the 2003 fall term. Normal tenure for a Fellow is 9 to 12 months for each fellowship year; funds for unutilized months are forfeited. No individual will be eligible for more than three years of any NSF Graduate Research Fellowship support.
The first year of an NSF Fellowship cannot be reserved
in order to allow an individual to use an alternative means of
support to engage in graduate study in the United States. However,
with prior Foundation approval, Fellows may reserve the first
one or two years of NSF Fellowship tenure to engage in activities
other than those that would constitute the start or continuation
of progress toward an advanced degree in science, mathematics,
or engineering. With prior NSF approval, Fellows may reserve
the first one or two years of NSF Fellowship tenure to accept
a one or twoyear highly competitive international
fellowship, such as the British Marshall or Rhodes Scholarship,
for study and travel abroad. Fellows reserving the first two
years of their NSF Fellowship must enter tenure no later than
the fall of 2000 and must use their NSF Fellowship in three consecutive
Fellows may choose any appropriate, accredited, nonprofit United States institution or appropriate international institution of higher education offering advanced degrees in science, mathematics, or engineering. Fellows may study or engage in research or field work away from their fellowship institution during part of their tenure if, in the judgment of the faculty, such arrangements further the Fellow's education.
Fellows are required to engage in fulltime
programs leading to graduate degrees in disciplines supported
by NSF. Such programs may include a reasonable amount of teaching
or similar activity as, in the institution's opinion, contribute
to the Fellow's academic progress.
All fellowship awards are made subject to the provisions contained in the booklet Information for Graduate Research Fellows (and any subsequent amendment thereto) which is mailed to all awardees. These provisions include three certifications that must, by law, be made before the NSF can authorize funds for a fellowship award. Only the most basic information contained in that booklet is presented in this Announcement.
After an award is made, a major change in course of study or institution to be attended by a Fellow requires prior NSF approval.
The availability of the second and third years of
a threeyear award is contingent upon certification to NSF
by the fellowship institution that the Fellow is making satisfactory
academic progress toward an advanced degree in the approved field
FOR MINORITY GRADUATE FELLOWS
New Minority Graduate Fellows matriculating into their fellowship institutions for the first time as graduate students are eligible for a Mentoring Assistantship consisting of one, two, or three months of additional stipend support primarily to participate in research during the summer before they begin their fall fellowship tenure. This option is intended for Fellows who can benefit from preliminary activities such as research participation or other appropriate institutionally arranged work that assists the Fellow in developing early mentoring relationships at the graduate institution.
Mentoring Assistantships are in addition to the
normal three years of tenure awarded under this fellowship. An
allowance of $800 per month during this period will also be made
available to the department in which the research participation
takes place. NSF must approve the individual plans developed
and submitted by the Fellow's prospective department head or equivalent.
Fulltime activity during this period is required.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR FELLOWS AND HONORABLE
All Fellowship Awardees and Honorable Mention recipients may request use of up to 10 Central Processing Unit (CPU) hours at an NSF supercomputer center.
The Foundation welcomes applications from all qualified science, mathematics, or engineering students and strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to compete fully in this program. All Fellowship Awardees and Honorable Mention recipients who have disabilities may apply for assistance by contacting: Facilitation Awards for Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities (FASED), c/o Graduate Research Fellowship Program, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard - Room 907, Arlington, VA 22230. FASED provide students and faculty with disabilities special equipment and services needed to reduce or remove barriers to participation in research and training activities supported by NSF. Single copies of the announcement (NSF 91-54) describing FASED activities can be obtained at no cost from the NSF Forms and Publication Unit (703) 306-1130, or via Internet e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by calling the Program for Persons with Disabilities Program at (703) 3061636.
NSF has Telephonic Device for the Deaf (TDD) capability,
which enables individuals with hearing impairment to communicate
with the Foundation about NSF programs, employment, or general
information. To access NSF TDD, dial (703) 3060090; for
FIRS, (800) 877-8339.
APPLYING FOR A FELLOWSHIP --
Inquiries concerning the application process should be directed to Oak Ridge Associated Universities as indicated on the front of this Announcement. Application materials for 1998 will be available from the sources indicated below. Application forms from an earlier year or forms used in other fellowship programs must not be used.
Applicants for Minority Graduate Fellowships who
are also eligible for Graduate Fellowships are encouraged to apply
in both competitions; such individuals need to submit only one
set of application materials but must indicate that they wish
to have the application considered in both competitions.
Prospective fellowship applicants may request application
materials via the following methods:
1. Via the Internet
a. FastLane: With Internet access and a supported World Wide Web browser, an applicant can submit an application electronically using the NSF FastLane Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) process. Referees of applicants who use FastLane can submit a Reference Report form using FastLane. Security is provided to ensure that both applications and references can be seen only by authorized persons. The NSF FastLane GRFP process is on the NSF FastLane Home Page, which is located at the following URL: http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov
To access the NSF FastLane GRFP process, click on
the appropriate icon on the FastLane Home Page. You will see instructions
on how to use the FastLane GRFP process. For questions concerning
the FastLane GRFP process, please contact the FastLane Graduate
Research Fellowship support staff at electronic mail: email@example.com
or phone: (703) 306-1142. (If you reach the automated attendant,
please dial extension 4686.) For non-FastLane questions related
to the Graduate Research Fellowship Program, please contact ORAU
at firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 241-4300.
b. NSF Home Pages: With Internet access, you can pull up the application forms in either a PDF printable blank form or a Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0 on-line form. The two choices of application forms are located at the following URL: http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/grfp.htm
To view the PDF forms you must have the Adobe Viewer installed, which is a free product and can be downloaded at this site. If your browser does not automatically launch the on-line application, a message will appear to prompt you to save the Word file to a local disc drive. You then can pull the file into Word.
Any single form file from the application packet
is available, if desired.
c. Information via E-Mail: With access only
to Internet electronic mail, you can have the announcement and
application forms sent to you via electronic mail. Each application
form is available in two versions: a PDF printable blank form
and a Word for Windows 6.0 on-line form.
Send an electronic mail message to: email@example.com
Leave the subject line blank. In the body of the
get fmgfkitp.txt (for instructions to access the PDF files)
get fmgfkitp.pdf (for the PDF Application Forms Kit)
get fmgfkitd.txt (instructions for Word for Windows 6.0 files)
get fmgfkitd.doc (for
the Word for Windows 6.0 Forms Kit)
The Forms Kit instructions detail how to receive
a single application form file, if desired.
2. Printed Materials.
a. Printed application forms may be obtained by direct request: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), P.O. Box 3010, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-3010, or telephone (423) 241-4300, or fax (423) 241-4513, or Internet electronic mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
b. Forms may be picked up at the ORAU/NSF Fellowship
Operations office, 1019 19th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington,
DC or at ORAU/NSF Fellowship Operations office, 702 South Illinois
Avenue, Suite B-102, Oak Ridge, TN.
In early January 1998, applicants will be informed
by mail at their reported mailing address of application materials
received on their behalf. It is the applicant's responsibility
to ensure that all materials are received by ORAU; applicants
are encouraged to check with ORAU in late January if they have
not received a written notification regarding the status of their
application materials. ORAU's telephone number and email
address are given in item 2 above.
Individuals who apply via the FastLane application
process may review the status of their file using FastLane. Note:
GRE information is not available on FastLane.
Where to Submit Application Materials
1. Electronic submission using FastLane
2. Mailing address:
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
P.O. Box 3010
Oak Ridge, TN 378313010
3. Special messenger, courier or overnight delivery address:
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
702 South Illinois Avenue, Suite B102
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
A complete application consists of all the materials
listed below, including GRE scores. An incomplete application
is at a disadvantage in the competition and may not be evaluated.
It is incumbent upon applicants to obtain application materials
in sufficient time to meet the deadlines. Applicants should retain
copies of materials submitted and obtain a record of the mailing
dates by requesting a Certificate of Mailing from the post office.
November 6, 1997¾Postmark Deadline
Proposed Plan of Study or Research Form
Previous Research Experience Form
Course Report Forms
The application materials listed above must be submitted
to ORAU, in a large envelope postmarked no later than November
6, 1997, or be submitted electronically by that date, or be delivered
in person by that date. Applications submitted later than
November 6, 1997 will not be considered for review.
November 6, 1997¾Postmark Date
Undergraduate GPA Form
Official Academic Transcripts (excluding fall 1997)
Each applicant is responsible for obtaining from
registrars the official academic transcripts and completed Undergraduate
GPA forms and submitting these to ORAU. The applicant should note
that failure to postmark the Undergraduate GPA Form and Official
Academic Transcripts by the established date will delay processing.
Applicants are encouraged to submit the Undergraduate GPA Form
and Official Academic Transcripts together with the first six
forms listed above.
December 11, 1997¾Receipt Date Reference Report Forms (four are requested)
Each applicant is responsible for obtaining from
referees the Reference Report Forms (in sealed envelopes) and
submitting these to ORAU. The applicant should note that failure
to submit the reference reports by the established date will delay
processing. Please print "RRF" in lower left corner
of the envelope of any reference report not sent with the application.
Applicants are encouraged to submit all application
materials in one envelope postmarked no later than November 6,
November 7, 1997
Receipt date for Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Registration
Forms at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for NSF applicants.
To facilitate prompt and accurate processing of the GRE Registration
Form at ETS, applicants must print the letters "NSF"
conspicuously in the lower left corner of the GRE envelope. GRE
Registration Forms are obtained directly from ETS or from fouryear
colleges and universities.
December 13, 1997
GRE Subject Test date for applicants who have not taken the GRE
since October 1, 1992.
December 20, 1997
Date beyond which GRE General Test scores are not likely to be
available for review panelists.
November 6, 1997
Postmark date for requests for reactivation of transcripts
and course reports from the previous year's competition. Reference
Report Forms and all other materials provided in a previous application
are not transferable. To request reactivation, mail a written
request (a separate letter or sheet submitted with the application
materials) to ORAU or electronic mail to email@example.com
by November 6, 1997.
Panel Review of Applications
Panels of experts will convene in Washington, DC, during February 1998 to review applications.
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|6240 Agricultural||5240 Bio-organic||4510 Anatomy|
|6250 Bioengineering and Biomedical||5250 Bio-inorganic||0999 Biochemistry|
|6330 Chemical||5260 Biophysical||1870 Biological Oceanography|
|6350 Civil||9994 Environmental||1899 Biology|
|6388 Computer Engineering||5290 Inorganic||1299 Biophysics|
|6390 Electrical and Electronic||5330 Organic||1599 Botany (including Plant Physiology)|
|6741 Energy||5350 Physical||1820 Cell Biology|
|6470 Engineering Mechanics||5331 Polymer||1840 Developmental Biology|
|6532 Engineering Science||5370 Theoretical||1830 Ecology|
|9996 Environmental||5399 Chemistry, other (specify)||4570 Entomology|
|6580 Industrial||9992 Environmental Sciences|
|6476 Materials||GEOSCIENCES||1850 Evolutionary Biology|
|6620 Mechanical||5710 Aeronomy||4590 Fish and Wildlife|
|6660 Metallurgical||5720 Atmospheric Chemistry||0250 Forestry|
|6740 Nuclear||5750 Chemical Oceanography||2499 Genetics|
|6245 Ocean||5770 Climate Dynamics||0300 Horticulture|
|6716 Petroleum||5740 Geochemistry||1874 Marine Biology|
|6585 Systems Engineering||5780 Geology||3299 Microbiology|
|6799 Engineering, other (specify)||5800 Geophysics||1880 Molecular Biology|
|5810 Hydrologic Sciences||1829 Neurosciences|
|MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES||5820 Large-Scale Dynamics Meteorology||3899 Physiology|
|7010 Algebra or Number Theory||5830 Magnetospheric Physics||1545 Plant Pathology|
|7030 Analysis||5840 Marine Geology and Geophysics||1822 Structural Biology|
|7050 Applications of Mathematics||5850 Mesoscale Dynamic Meteorology||4699 Zoology|
|(including Biometrics and||5870 Paleoclimate||2299 Life Sciences, other (specify)|
|7110 Geometry||5880 Physical Meteorology||SOCIAL SCIENCES|
|7130 Logic or Foundations of Mathematics||7799 Physical Oceanography||0693 Biological Anthropology|
|7140 Operations Research||5890 Solar-Terrestrial||0695 Cultural Anthropology|
|7150 Probability and Statistics||5889 Geosciences, other (specify)||0694 Linguistic Anthropology|
|7170 Topology||0696 Medical Anthropology|
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|COMPUTER AND INFORMATION||4930 Astrophysics||0610 Archaeology|
|SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING||8040 Atomic and Molecular||9818 Demography|
|7200 Computer Science - theory||8050 Condensed Matter Physics||8599 Economics (Business Administration|
|7210 Computer Science - languages and||8160 Nuclear||not eligible)|
|systems||8180 Optics||8799 Geography (other than Physical)|
|7220 Software Engineering||8110 Particle Physics||9099 History of Science|
|7230 Database Systems||8200 Physics of Fluids||9098 Philosophy of Science|
|7240 Artificial Intelligence (including||8210 Plasma||9499 International Relations|
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|7250 Information Technology and||8260 Theoretical Physics||9399 Political Science|
|Organizations||8299 Physics, other (specify)||9599 Sociology (Social Work not eligible)|
|7260 Human Computer Interaction||9699 Urban and Regional Planning|
|7270 Computer Systems Design||PSYCHOLOGY||9899 Social Sciences, other (specify)|
|(including signal processing)||4125 Cognitive|
|7280 Scientific Computing||4130 Developmental|
|7290 Networks and Communications||4150 Experimental or Comparative|
|7299 CISE, other (specify)||4189 Industrial/Organizational|
|4165 Perception and Psychophysics|
|4170 Personality and Individual Differences|
|4199 Psychology, other (specify)|
The review panels' recommendations for fellowships will be reviewed by NSF staff for conformance with Foundation policy. Awards will be made by the NSF in late March, 1998. The NSF will notify all applicants by letter of the outcome of their applications. Lists of awardees and honorable mention recipients are posted on the Graduate Research Fellowship Program home page (http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/EHR/DGE/grf.htm). Those applicants who merit receiving Graduate or Minority Graduate Fellowships, but to whom awards cannot be made because funds are not available, will be accorded Honorable Mention. Honorable Mention in the NSF Graduate and Minority Graduate Fellowship competitions is considered a significant academic achievement nationwide.
NOTE: All offers and support levels referenced in this Announcement are subject to availability of funds.
The Foundation provides awards for research in the sciences and engineering. The Fellow is wholly responsible for the conduct of such research and preparation of the results for publication. The Foundation, therefore, does not assume responsibility for the research findings or their interpretation.
In accordance with federal statutes, regulations, and NSF policies,
no person on grounds of race, color, age, sex, national origin,
or disability shall be excluded from participation in, denied
the benefit of, or be subject to discrimination under any program
or activity receiving financial assistance from the National Science
Privacy Act and
Public Burden Statements
The information requested on the application materials is solicited under the authority of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended. It will be used in connection with the selection of qualified applicants and may be disclosed to qualified reviewers and staff assistants as part of the review process; to the institution the nominee, applicant, or fellow is attending or is planning to attend or is employed by for the purpose of facilitating review or award decisions, or administering fellowships or awards; to government contractors, experts, volunteers and researchers as necessary to complete assigned work; and to other government agencies in order to coordinate programs. Information from this system may be merged with other computer files to carry out statistical studies the results of which do not identify individuals. Disclosure may be made of awardees' names, home institutions, and fields of study for public information purposes. For fellows or awardees receiving stipends directly from the government, information is transmitted to the Department of the Treasury to make payments. See Systems of Records, NSF12, "Fellowships and Other Awards," 60 Federal Register 4449 (January 23, 1995). Submission of the information is voluntary. Failure to provide full and complete information, however, may reduce the possibility of your receiving an award.
The public reporting burden for this collection of information
is estimated to average 12 hours per response, including the time
for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering
and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing
the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden
estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information,
including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: Gail A. McHenry,
Reports Clearance Officer, Information Dissemination Branch, National
Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230.
NSF Programs and Publications
The National Science Foundation promotes and advances scientific progress in the United States by competitively awarding grants for research and education in the sciences, mathematics and engineering.
To get the latest information about program deadlines, to download copies of NSF publications, and to access abstracts of awards, visit the NSF Web site at: http://www.nsf.gov
Location: 4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230
For General Information
(NSF Information Center): (703) 306-1234
TDD (for the hearing-impaired): (703) 306-0090
To Order Publications or Forms:
Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone: (703) 306-1130
To Locate NSF Employees: (703) 306-1234
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