The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) recently announced two policy changes regarding their fellowship:
- Starting in the academic year 2011-2012, no employment will be allowed during fellowship tenure, with the exception of NSF approved off-site internships or research experiences requiring travel. Fellows wanting to teach (GSI) or to receive support on a research assistantship (GSR) will need to be on reserve status or will need to forfeit the stipend during the time of employment. This change applies to new and continuing NSF GRFP fellows.
- Starting with the 2011 NSF GRFP cohort of awardees, the NSF GRFP fellowship cannot be accepted concurrently with another Federal fellowship. In other words, it will no longer be possible to accept both the NSF GRFP and another Federal fellowship (such as NDSEG). Current Fellows holding another federal fellowship and the GRF are not subject to the new policy.
NSF GRFP is currently revising their official guide for the fellowship. The revised guide will be released in January, 2011.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this new policy and how it may affect you, please contact your department or Michael Sacramento, at the Graduate Services: Fellowships office, 318 Sproul Hall, by telephone (510-642-7739), or by email.