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FYI: NSF Graduate Research Fellowships for Students

Author: Joan Maling

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Deadline: November 16, 2012

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study that is in a field within NSF's mission and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree.

The program goals are 1) to select, recognize, and financially support individuals early in their careers with the demonstrated potential to be high achieving scientists and engineers, and 2) to broaden participation in science and engineering of underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans. GRFP is a critical program in NSF's overall strategy in developing the globally-engaged workforce necessary to ensure the Nation's leadership in advancing science and engineering research and innovation. The ranks of NSF Fellows include numerous individuals who have made transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering research, become leaders in their chosen careers, and been honored as Nobel laureates.

The deadline for Social Sciences (including Linguistics) is November 16, 2012.

For more information about the Fellowship, please visit

To apply, visit

Applicants are urged to visit the NSF web page at

for more information and guidance about current and emerging themes for NSF.

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