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Info session about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Info session about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By


This Webinar will provide an overview of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and program updates for the FY 2017 competition (including deadlines and application and review processes).

The GRFP awards fellowships on a competitive basis to support the graduate education of research-oriented students in a wide range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. A GRFP Fellowship supports the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

Each year, 2,000 fellowships are awarded through a national competition to senior undergraduates and graduate students, providing 3 years of funding for their graduate education in STEM fields over a 5-year period, useable at any accredited institution in the U.S.

The intended audience is undergraduate and graduate students. The Webinar is free, but registration is required.

For more GRFP information visit


Susan Brennan, PhD

GRFP Program Director

Susan Brennan, Program Director for NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program and Professor of Psychology at Stony Brook University in NY, is a cognitive scientist who studies psycholinguistics, spoken dialogue, verbal and nonverbal communication, and the human use of technology. She received a PhD in psychology from Stanford University, a Master of Science from MIT (from what is now the Media Lab), and a BA from Cornell University in anthropology. She is passionate about graduate education and was once a Graduate Research Fellow.

Joerg Schlatterer, PhD

National Science Foundation

Joerg Schlatterer is a Program Director in the Division of Graduate Education at the National Science Foundation. Joerg studied chemistry in Berlin and received his PhD in Heidelberg (Germany). In 2004, he moved to the U.S. and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Florida before as a faculty member in biochemistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. At Einstein, Joerg also co-created and directed the Career & Professional Development Program for Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Researchers. Joerg served as Assistant Dean of Faculty Professional Development at Columbia University Medical Center before moving to Washington DC in summer 2014.