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How to get an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP)

Dear Graduate Student, The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program is a means of funding yourself during grad school. This prestigious award provides 3 years of salary for you, paid as a monthly stipend of about $2800, and includes roughly $12,000/year allowance for tuition. Any remaining tuition is often waived […]


What to include in your email to a potential advisor

Dear (prospective) Graduate Student, So, you’ve been successful in finding professors to serve as potential graduate advisors. Now comes the hard (and sometimes scary) part. What should you write in your email? A good introductory email will include not only info on your metrics as a student, but it should […]