Requirements: US citizens or nationals or permanent resident aliens; college seniors, first year graduate students, and others who have completed a limited amount of graduate study in science, mathematics orengineering. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Purpose: Provides support for full-time graduate study at any accredited U.S. or foreign nation they choose. Program of study must lead to a research-based masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, technology, and certain social sciences. Ensure the vitality and reinforce the diversity of the human resource base the above fields.
Award: Three years of support for graduate study leading to a research-based master's or doctoral degree in the fields noted above. Stipends are determined annually; currently the award is expected to be $41,500 annually: $30,000 stipend, $10,500 cost of educationallowance per award for tuition and fees, and $1,000 travel allowance.
Number of Awards: Approximately 1000
Deadlines: Vary with proposed field of study – range from mid-November to early December.