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Competition Details

Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity

Goes By: GFSD
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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.

Award Value

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded Masters, Doctoral
Academic Areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Areas of Interest: Underrepresented populations, Research
Language Funding No
Location Domestic

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


GFSD Electronic Deadline
Tuesday, December 15, 2020


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