The Graduate Fellowships in the field of Science and Engineering are funded by the National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC). NPSC is an association between government agencies, labs, industry, and higher education. NPSC aims to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, stressing the recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.
Organization National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC)
Fellowship Level Master's/PhD
Subject areas Science and Engineering
Duration of Fellowship: Initially for 2 or 3 years or a full six years, depending on the employer-sponsor. If the initial support is for a shorter period, it may be extended up to six years at the employer's decision.
Financial Aid: The amount given is $26,000 annually, of which $20,000 is the fellow's expense allowance, and $6,000 is NPSC's fee to support its operations.
The funds are subject to change at the discretion of the NPSC Board of Directors.
- Computer Science
- Materials Science
- Mathematical Sciences
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- The applicant must be a qualified U.S. national with the zeal to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution.
- Candidates at any stage of their graduate program can apply as long as they are available to accept two summers of paid internships.
- Students already having a doctoral degree are ineligible.
- Employers can nominate NPSC fellows directly, avoiding the selection process. Furthermore, these fellows may enroll for either a Master's or a Ph.D. degree.
- Undergraduate and graduate course work and grades
- Research experience at a university or in an industry
- GRE General Tests are required;
- Subject test is suggested and might be required by the university.
- Letters of recommendation from professors and employers.
Location: Any participating NPSC Member University or College.