NSF GRFP Fall 2015 Presentations

NSF Graduate Fellowship Presentation 
Friday, September 18, 2015 1:00-3:30 p.m. Room 501 NWC, (Northwest Corner Building)

This presentation will provide information about preparing a competitive NSF fellowship application. Faculty members who have served as NSF fellowship reviewers will offer advice and tips, and a panel of NSF fellows will share their experiences and advice. Cosponsored by the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Fall 2015 NSF Presentation #1, Ruben L. Gonzalez, Jr., Department of Chemistry 
Fall 2015 NSF Presentation #2, Helen H. Lu, Department of Biomedical Engineering  

Writing a Winning NSF GRFP Application 
Monday, September 21, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center (CESPR)

In this workshop, students will do a close-reading of essays from successful past NSF applications and consider strategies for writing their own NSF application essays. We will discuss issues of structure, voice, and content.

Students must submit a draft of their application essays to gsas-nsf [at] columbia.edu by Wednesday, September 30 at 12 noon.  



"I would encourage anyone submitting an application to schedule a writing consultation." -Erin Kendall Braun, Psychology, NSF GRFP Fellow 

"The writing consultants have a different background than most others who would help critique my drafts, such as my advisor or peers in my department. The consultations undoubtedly improved the quality of my fellowship application and I encourage all applicants to take advantage of this amazing opportunity." - Sam Phelps, Earth and Enviornmental Sciences, NSF GRFP Fellow