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Fellowship Resources

  • Proquest provides a database of funding opportunities sponsored by the government, private foundations, nonprofit organizations and professional societies. MU subscribes to this service; current Mizzou faculty and students have free access. To use the database, you must first create an account.
  • provides a list of government funding opportunities, including some for graduate students.
  • The MU Fellowships Office provides a list of nationally prestigious fellowships and scholarships.

National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

About the GRFP

This national fellowship provides three years of financial support for beginning graduate study leading to a research-based degree in:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Computer Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Information Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • STEM Education

The $34,000-per-year fellowships are intended for seniors who will begin graduate study the following fall and early stage graduate students. Awarded fellows also receive a 3-year tuition waiver! About 2,000 fellowships are offered. Must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident alien. Read eligibility details in the official GRFP Solicitation in the left column on the Fastlane GRFP page.

GRFP Applicant Resources

The University of Missouri Fellowship Office provides support to students interested in applying for a GRFP award. They can assist in writing statements, broader impact ideas, tips for selecting references, and in critiquing your statement drafts.

Personal Consultation: Make an appointment with Dr. Linda BlockusMs. Rachel Newman, or Dr. Susan Renoe to receive feedback on your statement drafts.

National Science Foundation

The site provides detailed information for applicants.

Check the site for answers to applicants’ and fellows’ frequently asked questions.

For GRFP Awardees Planning to Attend Mizzou 

As soon as you accept a fellowship, contact the Dean of the Graduate School.

You must establish a stipend account to receive your fellowship payments. Do this as soon as possible (preferably in June–or sooner if you plan to start your tenure in the summer) to allow time for internal paperwork.

Find More Details on the GRFP Stipend Handout (pdf)
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