2021 NSF GRF Applicant Workshop Series

Online via Zoom


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This four-part workshop series will lend insight into developing a strong NSF GRF application and require participants to write drafts of NSF GRF application essays. Workshop participants must commit to participating in each of the following sessions or completing a make-up assignment in the same week as a missed session:

  • Pre-Workshop Assignment: Watch NSF GRF Introduction video.
  • Session 1: Tuesday, September 15 (4-5:30pm): Application Components Overview
  • Session 2: Tuesday, September 22 (4-5:30pm): Writing about Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts
  • Session 3: Tuesday, September 29 (4-5:30pm): Writing Strong Application Essays
  • Session 4: Week of October 5: Individual Essay Feedback Session with NSF GRF Advisor
Workshop attendees will finish the series with a first draft of their NSF GRF application materials, leaving candidates a few weeks before the award national deadline to revise their application with the support of the Fellowships Office and research advisor(s).

brief application and faculty endorsement are due by Tuesday, September 8 at 11:59pm CT.

Any questions about the workshop, support for MU NSF GRF candidates, and other STEM fellowships can be directed to the Fellowships Office staff at fellowships@missouri.edu.