NSF Presenter Dr. Thomas Juliano to Visit Notre Dame Sept. 29

Author: Shari Hill

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation (NSF) representative Dr. Thomas Juliano will visit Notre Dame on Sept 29th to give a presentation on the Graduate Research Fellowship program. The presentation, titled “Creating a Competitive Application for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship,” will be at 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in Room 100 of McKenna Hall.

Using the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program as the working example, Dr. Juliano will introduce attendees to the program and describe strategies for crafting a competitive application. The strategies he will outline can be applied as well to other award programs, graduate school applications, and employment positions.

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) offers up to three years of graduate school support worth over $120,000 to each awardee. This year, over 1200 awards were offered. Benefits include a $30,000 annual stipend, a $10,500 annual cost of education allowance, a one-time $1,000 international travel allowance, and access to TeraGrid supercomputing facilities. U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents at or near the beginning of their graduate study seeking research-based master’s and/or Ph.D. degrees in NSF-supported science (including social science and psychology) and engineering disciplines are eligible to apply.

The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages women in engineering and computer science, under-represented minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply for this fellowship. For more information, please visit www.nsfgrfp.org or www.nsf.gov/grfp.

The NSF requires a confirmed list of attendees. Students and advisers planning to attend Dr. Juliano’s presentation should e-mail their name and department to Tracy Zielke in the Graduate School by Sept 20, although last-minute attendees are welcome.