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NSF GRFP Summer Writing Workshop (Day 1)

When: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Office of Fellowships   847.491.2617

Group: Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

Category: Academic


The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) provides funding towards graduate studies for students in STEM disciplines. The application requires both a research proposal and a personal statement.

This 3-day Workshop will focus on the following:

-General information about the GRFP review process
-Strategies to assist you in introducing yourself to the reviewers
-Techniques to describe your research and extracurricular activities
-Characteristics of successful essays and common pitfalls to avoid


*Wednesday, July 15 – 4pm to 5:15pm CST

General GRFP information and introduction to the Personal Statement

Friday, July 17 – 4pm to 5:15pm CST

Personal Statement: Intellectual merit and broader impact

Monday, July 20 – 4pm to 5:15pm CST

Research Statement


You must register in order to attend these sessions.


Each workshop will build upon the previous session. Feel free to attend one, two, or all. The purpose of these sessions is to give you a jump start for writing your personal and research statements.

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