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Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity (formerly NPSC)

Application Deadline: December 29

Open to: Seniors and graduate students with at least two years remaining to completion of their graduate program
Award type: Academic
Area(s) of study: STEM fields
Award criteria:  Academic achievement; diversity
Award provides:  Tuition and an annual stipend of $20,000 for up to six years of graduate study and two paid summer internships
Open to international students: No
Institutional Support or Endorsement Required: No

  • Applicants at any stage of graduate school may apply, as long as they will be available to accept two summers of paid internship

The Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. GFSD's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool. Applicants must have an outstanding record, along with substantial previous research experience.

Emory endorsement is not required for this award. For more information and to apply, visit

If you are interested in learning more about the application process and recommended timeline, visit our main Canvas course.

If you are not currently enrolled in our Canvas course, you may self enroll.
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