National Physical Sciences Consortium Graduate Fellowship


This fellowship program directs special emphasis toward the recruitment of minority and female physical science students to offset the historic underrepresentation of these groups within the research community. Eligible fields include Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and Engineering (Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical). The selection is based on academic standing, course work taken in preparation for graduate school, research experience in university or industry, and letters of recommendation at the professional level, both from professors and from employers.


Seniors and recent grads and early year grads in the physical sciences

Award Amount

$26,000 annually, of which $20,000 is the student stipend and $6,000 is NPSC's fee to support its operations. The charge is subject to change at the discretion of the NPSC Board of Directors. Initial support may be for two or three years, or for a full six years, depending on the employer-sponsor. If the initial support is for the shorter period, it may be extended up to six years at the discretion of the employer.