Information Session Set Wednesday for Students Applying for NSF Research Fellowships

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards is hosting a one-hour information session for students intending to apply for NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.  Seniors and graduate students planning careers in science, technology, engineering, math or social science research are invited.  Faculty mentors are also encouraged to attend.

The meeting will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 in Silas Hunt Hall, room 223.

Prof. Magda El-Shenawee, from the College of Engineering serves on a national NSF selection panel and will provide tips to students interested in applying. 

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides three years of support for graduate study, leading to a research-based master's or doctoral degree.  The program awards $42,500 each year, which includes a stipend of $32,000 as well as an institutional cost-of-education allowance of $10,500.  Deadlines to apply are spread out over the first week of November.  Students must be U.S. citizens to apply.

University of Arkansas students have been very successful in competing for these fellowships. For more information, contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at


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