Graduate Student Merit Fellowship

The NSI announces a call for proposals for Graduate Student Merit Fellowships within the umbrella of any NSI program.  Funding is expected to be available as early as January 1, 2018, at a sustained level of one full graduate student with a stipend of $25K per year plus tuition and a travel allowance of $1K to present the pertinent research at a professional meeting.  The funds may also be split to support more than one fellowship at an accordingly reduced level over the course of a year.  Pertinent cost sharing by the prospective adviser is allowed.

As part of the interdisciplinary nature of the fellowship, the student is required to complete a course on an NSI-related topic which is offered within an NSI unit, but outside the department of the student’s primary research field.  It should be indicated in the proposal below which course options are envisaged.

Proposals should include the following components:

  1. A research plan crafted by the student of up to two pages (11-point font or equivalent with 1.5 line spacing), describing the context and plans for the project, including a timeline.  The plan should also address how it relates to the mission of the NSI, including its interdisciplinary purpose.
  2. A two-page professional CV of the student.
  3. A letter of interest from the prospective project advisor including an evaluation of the student’s qualifications to carry out the proposed project.

Please send the complete application package [as PDF file(s)] directly to ude TnullOD nullunullmanulltnull TOnullD pmoc nullTA pnullpaRnull no later than Sunday, October 15, 2017.