The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards support to outstanding students who are considered to be potential leaders in engineering, science, technology and mathematics.
The NSF sees recipients of these competitive, highly sought-after fellowships as future contributors to the kind of high-impact research, teaching and innovation necessary to maintain the nation’s technological strength, security and economic vitality.
Each Fellowship award covers three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, the NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the support in a fellowship year.
Arizona State University’s Graduate College administers the award for the university’s Fellowship students and provides additional funding for tuition and fees, health insurance and a $750 allowance to further support students’ research.
Six of the 2017 Fellows are pursuing doctoral degrees in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. They are among 19 current Fulton Schools graduate students who are NSF Graduate Research Fellowship awardees.