Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity
Goes By: GFSD
Offers graduate fellowships for students in the physical sciences or engineering, with special consideration given to underrepresented minority groups and females.
Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity (formerly the National Physical Science Consortium) is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. GFSD'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.
Renewable for up to 6 years, provides $20,000 annual stipend, covers graduate tuition, includes one or two paid summer internships with a government agency, and provides a mentor.
|Year(s) of Application
||Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters
Minimum Grade Point Average
|Campus Nomination Required
|Year of Study Funded
||STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
|Areas of Interest:
||Underrepresented populations, Research
Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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Last updated: November 17, 2020
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