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National Science Foundation Fellowship Webinars for soon to be Seniors

I manage the Fellowship Office in the Graduate School and I am hosting webinars on the NSF Fellowship this month, which is an opportunity that is open to this coming year’s seniors who have US citizenship. Please share the following information on NSF Fellowship Webinars and the attached flyer (PDF download below) with the students in your department who will be seniors in the 2020-2021 academic year. 

NSF Fellowship – Getting started 
Wednesday, May 13, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, registration: https://gspd.gosignmeup.com/public/Course/browse?courseid=3012
In this workshop, undergraduates and 1st & 2nd-yr grad students will begin planning their NSF GRF applications through learning writing strategies and requirements for competitive applications. Recommended timelines & methods for requesting letters of recommendation will also be explained.Note: US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required to apply for the NSF Fellowship.

NSF Fellowship – Personal Statement
Wednesday, May 20, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, registration: https://gspd.gosignmeup.com/public/Course/browse?courseid=3013
The second workshop in the NSF Fellowship preparationseries emphasizes how to write a competitive personal statement. Topics covered will include how to write in a persuasive tone & how to discern which experiences to include.Note: US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required to apply for the NSF Fellowship.

NSF Fellowship – Research Statement 
Wednesday, May 27, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, registration: https://gspd.gosignmeup.com/public/Course/browse?courseid=3014
The final of the three NSF Fellowship workshops for graduate students and undergrads will center on preparing students for the composition of their research statements. Attendees will learn how to refine their research plan into a specific goal with accompanying Broader Impacts and Intellectual Merit. Formatting, supporting details, journal references, and theme connections in their personal statements will be addressed.

Note: US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required to apply for the NSF Fellowship.

**Those who attend all three NSF workshops (Overview, Personal Statement, and Research Statement) are eligible for a writing consultation on their personal statement or research statement**

Students are welcome and encouraged to reach out to me with questions. 
Kindest regards,

Lisa
Lisa R. Nielsen, PhD 
lnielse@purdue.edu
Grant Writer and Postdoc Director 
The Graduate School 
Purdue University 

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