April 21, 2021 — The Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Graduate Fellowships (CSGrad4US) aim to increase the number of diverse, domestic graduate students pursuing research and innovation careers in the CISE fields: computer science, computer engineering, or information science. In particular, CSGrad4US provides an opportunity for bachelor’s degree holders who may be working in industry or other sectors to return to academia and pursue research-based doctoral degrees. In its inaugural year, a diverse cohort of 70 CSGrad4US Fellows will be selected based on their demonstrated interest and potential in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in a CISE field.
The application deadline has been updated to April 27, 2021, 5:00 p.m. submitter’s local time. The reference letter deadline has been updated to May 18, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
The benefits of CSGrad4US Fellowships are:
- A year-long preparation program, in which individuals selected for the Fellowship will receive mentored support in identifying a graduate program, finding a research mentor, and applying to graduate programs; during this year, the individuals will also have opportunities to form a network with one another and with faculty advisors;
- For those who enroll in an accredited doctoral degree-granting program at an institution of higher education having a campus located in the United States, its territories or possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an annual stipend of $34,000 for three years out of five; and
- Cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 per year for the three years noted above to the institution of higher education.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
CSGrad4US Fellowship applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident;
- Intend to apply for full-time enrollment in a research-based doctoral degree program in a CISE field no later than Fall 2023;
- Have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in a CISE field between July 1, 2016, and June 31, 2019;
- Never enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree-granting program for a CISE discipline at the time of the application (other than a professional master’s degree program – For the purposes of this funding opportunity, a professional master’s program has no research component and is usually designed for full-time professionals); and
- Have never previously accepted a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
See the CSGrad4US Dear Colleague Letter for full eligibility requirements. NSF seeks candidates from a broad array of backgrounds and strongly encourages women, African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities to apply.
Click here for full application instructions.
Please contact [email protected] with any questions about the application process.
PROCESS AND TIMELINE
UPDATED: 5:00 p.m. submitter’s local time on April 27, 2021
Reference Letter Deadline:
UPDATED: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 18, 2021
Notification of Selection:
Mentored Preparation Program Start Date:
Mentored Preparation Program End Date:
Applicants Enroll in Doctoral Degree-Granting Programs:
Fall 2022-Fall 2023
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