The NPSC offers multi-year fellowships for graduate students in the physical sciences and related engineering disciplines. Fellowships are awarded in conjunction with sponsoring employers, who also provide paid summer employment. The NPSC seeks a broad applicant pool with special emphasis on underrepresented minorities and women; all eligible U.S. citizens may apply. The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is unique in being open to all American citizens; lasting for up to six years; providing a $20,000 annual stipend; covering tuition; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency; providing a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor. For additional information on application procedures and eligibility requirements, visit the NPSC website. The application deadline is November 30, 2012.  Since its inception in 1989, NPSC has awarded 467 graduate fellowships. Of those fellows, 204 have received a Ph.D. and 92 have received an M.S. Sixty-six students are currently enrolled. Ninety-five percent of NPSC fellows have been minority, female, or both, those historically underrepresented in science. Recent alumni have received Ph.D.s from Caltech, Cornell, Duke, George Washington, North Carolina State, Stanford, Texas A & M, UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Maryland – College Park, University of Michigan, University of Missouri, and University of Wisconsin.


Basic information about fellowships and awards at UC Berkeley, provided by the Graduate Division’s Fellowships Office. Includes descriptions of extramural and University funding and competition deadlines. The Graduate Division also offers a compendium of Fellowship Resources on the Web.