Information meeting – NSF and DoD fellowships for first-year grad students

Attention first-year graduate students:

Research Funding & Development Services is holding a short information meeting on Tuesday, August 28, at 1 p.m. in Mackenzie Hall 2136 to talk to any interested students about applying for fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. These opportunities are limited to students in their first year of graduate school. This workshop will feature students who have received graduate student funding awards as well as information about resources to help you prepare your applications.

Each year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides fellowships to a select group of graduate students pursuing research-based PhDs in an NSF-supported discipline. As NSF describes it, “fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, and opportunities for international research and professional development.” There is a limited window for applying – once you’ve completed twelve months of graduate study, you are no longer eligible. Deadline in mid-November.

Another opportunity is from the Department of Defense’s National Defense Science and Engineering Program (NDSEG), which is also for first-year students. The deadline for this opportunity is early January.

These applications are not lengthy, but they do require organization and time. If you’re interested in applying, we’re happy to help you navigate the process and develop a proposal. Research Funding & Development Services, is OHSU’s central resource on grantsmanship and funding – just shoot us an email at with questions and we’ll help you get started.

Checkout other current funding opportunities.