Apply for National Graduate Fellowships

National fellowships are prestigious awards that can pay for your graduate education, expand your professional network, and help launch your career. In addition, you can earn up to $250 in incentive grants from Purdue, simply for applying! Learn more about these opportunities and how to apply below.

Purdue Incentive Grants

As an engineering graduate student, you can earn up to $250 in incentive grants from the Purdue Graduate School when you meet all eligibility requirements and submit proof that you applied for an eligible national fellowship like the NSF, NDSEG, or DOE fellowships. More information about Purdue’s Incentive Grant can be found on the Purdue Graduate School web site.

About the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP)

**Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens, naturalized citizens, and permanent residents only**

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship is open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. Seniors and first- or second-year graduate students in the STEM disciplines may apply. Benefits include a $34,000 annual stipend for three years and $12,000 for tuition and fees. Learn more about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship at www.nsfgrfp.org, and register for an upcoming workshop below.

Graduate Students & Seniors: Put together a competitive application now!

Learn to put together a competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship application by attending this workshop! This workshop is intended for graduate students and undergraduate seniors who are interested and ready to start applying for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. In this workshop, you will 1) Learn the strategies for submitting competitive fellowship applications 2) Get tips for enhancing your application 3) Gain an understanding of the process, and 4) Learn about additional national fellowships.

Attend one of the following NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Workshops:

Monday, August 27, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00 PM in PGSC 105AB

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 4:00 – 5:30 PM in PGSC 105AB

Register for a workshop here.

**Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens, naturalized citizens, and permanent residents only**

Sophomores and Juniors: Prepare now for your future application!

Prepare now for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship application by attending this workshop! This workshop is intended for sophomores and juniors who are interested in learning about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. In this workshop, you will learn actions you can take now to prepare: 1) Learn the strategies for submitting competitive fellowship applications 2) Get tips for enhancing your application 3) Gain an understanding of the process, and 4) Learn about additional national fellowships.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 4:30 – 5:30 PM in HAMP 2123

Register for a workshop here.

**Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens, naturalized citizens, and permanent residents only**

Attend Writing Workshops

NSF-GRFP Essay Writing Workshop

In the first session of this three-session workshop, learn how to write the “Personal, Relevant Background, and Future Goals” and “Graduate Research Plan” statements. Discover how to satisfy the NSF Review Criteria—Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts—as you construct your written statements. Then, over the following two sessions, receive peer and instructor feedback on your written drafts.

Attend one of these three-session writing workshops which includes:

  • NSF GRFP "Writing Overview"

  • “Personal, Relevant Background, and Future Goals” Written Draft Feedback

  • “Graduate Research Plan” Written Draft Feedback

Monday, September 10, September 24, and October 5, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

OR

Thursday, September 13, September 27, and October 11, 2018, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

LOCATION: Purdue Graduate Student Center, Room 105AB

Register for a NSF-GRFP workshop here.

Writing Effective Fellowship Essays

In the first session of this two-session workshop, students will learn how to interpret fellowship application essay requirements and do prewriting activities. The following session will consist of instructor and peer evaluation of an essay the students write according to the requirements of a fellowship application of their choice. The workshop is offered only during the fall semester.

Monday, September 17 and 24, 2018, 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Learn more and register for this and other workshops at: www.engineering.purdue.edu/gradworkshops

Additional Fellowships

The College of Engineering has compiled a list of more than 50 major fellowships, organized by citizenship eligibility. Access a PDF of this list here.

https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/Academics/Graduate/pdfs/fellowship-list.