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Fellowship Resources

  • Community of Science is a database of funding opportunities sponsored by the government, private foundations, nonprofit organizations and professional societies. MU subscribes to this service; current Mizzou faculty and students have free access. To use the database, you must first create an account.
  • Student Aid on the Web provides a list of government funding opportunities for graduate students.
  • The MU Fellowships Office provides a list of nationally prestigious fellowships & scholarships.

Financial Aid and Money Management

Other University-Sponsored Fellowship Databases

National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

About the GRFP

This national fellowship provides three years of financial support for beginning graduate study leading to a research-based degree in:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Computer Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Information Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • STEM Education

The $34,000-per-year fellowships are intended for seniors who will begin graduate study the following fall and early stage graduate students. Awarded fellows also receive a 3-year tuition waiver! About 2,000 fellowships are offered. Must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident alien. Read eligibility details in the official GRFP Solicitation in the left column on the Fastlane GRFP page.

GRFP Essay Insights – Applicant Resources includes writing worksheets for the GRFP statements, broader impact ideas, tips for selecting references and a self-assessment rubric for critiquing your statement drafts.

Upcoming GRFP Sessions at Mizzou:

  • NSF GRFP: Should I Apply?* (1/2 hour)
  • NSF GRFP: 4 Steps to a Winning Application* (1 hour)
  • NSF GRFP: Writing Your Graduate Research Statement (1.5 hours)
  • NSF GRFP: Writing Your Personal Statement (1.5 hours)
  • NSF GRFP: Adding Broader Impacts that Impress Reviewers! (1 hour)
  • NSF GRFP Statements: 20 Minute Feedback Sessions (drop in clinics)

*Interested Mizzou students should attend one of the information sessions to learn about eligibility. All sessions are open to STEM researchers and social science researchers.

Personal Consultation: Make an appointment with Dr. Linda BlockusMr. Tim Parshall or Dr. Susan Renoe to receive feedback on your statement drafts.

National Science Foundation

The site provides detailed information for applicants.

Check the site for answers to applicants’ and fellows’ frequently asked questions.

For GRFP Awardees Planning to Attend Mizzou 

As soon as you accept a fellowship, contact the business manager in the Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development.

You must establish a stipend account to receive your fellowship payments. Do this as soon (preferably in June) to allow time for internal paperwork.

Find More Details on the GRFP Stipend Handout (pdf)