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Fellowships: NPSC (National Physical Science Consortium), Masters and PhD

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
Country                   USA
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.

Subject Areas:

  1. Astronomy
  2. Chemistry
  3. Computer Science
  4. Geology
  5. Materials Science
  6. Mathematical Sciences
  7. Physics
  8. Chemical Engineering
  9. Computer Engineering
  10. Electrical Engineering
  11. Environmental Engineering
  12. Mechanical Engineering

Eligibility conditions: 

  1. The applicant must be a qualified U.S. national with the zeal to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution.
  2. Candidates at any stage of their graduate program can apply as long as they are available to accept two summers of paid internships.
  3. Students already having a doctoral degree are ineligible.
  4. 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.

Selection Criteria

  1. Undergraduate and graduate course work and grades
  2. Research experience at a university or in an industry
  3. GRE General Tests are required; 
  4. Subject test is suggested and might be required by the university. 
  5. Letters of recommendation from professors and employers.

Location: Any participating NPSC Member University or College.

Quick Overview

Type: PhD , Masters
Organization: USA: National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC)
Location: United States
Fellowship Amount: As Per University norms
Eligibility: Masters for PHD, Bachelors for Masters
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