September 21, 2011, 4:30 - 6:00 pm

The NSF Graduate Fellowship is a prestigious three-year grant that provides a student with $30,000/yr stipend and a $10,500/yr tuition allowance for graduate study.  If you are a college senior, a first-year graduate student, or a beginning 2nd year graduate student in science, engineering, mathematics, or related disciplines (see http://www.nsfgrfp.org/ for details and eligibility requirements), you should consider applying for the Fellowship.

Your grade point average should be at least 3.0/4.0 if you plan to apply!

Although the application process is involved, there are on-campus experts who will arm you with tools to optimize your chances for success, including

·  Developing a strong research essay
·  Optimizing your application for intellectual merit
·  Developing an application strong in broader impacts
·  Using a high-impact written communication style that will get your application noticed
·  Learning tips from faculty who have reviewed fellowship applications

The workshop will consist of two sessions:

1.     Wednesday, September 21, 4:30 – 6 pm, Room 143 Coates Hall: proposal writing basics, information about applying, brief overview of the evaluation process
2.     Wednesday, October 19, 4:30 – 6 pm, Room 143 Coates Hall: evaluating and scoring of fellowship applications, bring the draft of your application for critique!

NOTE:  You can attend the first session only, but you should come to second (September 21) session only if you attended the first (October 19) session.
 
We strongly recommend that you make use of at least one faculty advisor to assist you in critiquing your application.
 
Contact mlima1@lsu.edu  if you have any questions.