National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships

Multiple Locations,
United States
Term: Academic Year

Funding for up to six years of graduate study the physical sciences and related engineering fields

The National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education whose goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool including women and minorities.

Each year, NPSC awards a number of graduate fellowships for up to six years of graduate study in major research universities in the U.S. Host universities waive tuition and other educational fees for fellows, and NPSC provides stipends of $20,000 per year of support.

NPSC welcomes applications from any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution. Applicants may be graduating seniors, first- or second-year graduate students, in the final year of a terminal master’s program, or returning from the workforce for graduate study.

Supported fields of study may vary each year according to employer considerations, in general NPSC Fellowships support students in the following fields: astronomy, chemical engineering, chemistry, computer sciences, environmental engineering, geology, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, and physics.

Selection is based on a number of factors, including academic record, research experience, letters of recommendation, GRE test scores, and career trajectory.

Fact Sheet

Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Senior, U.S. Citizen
Fellowship Type:
Postgraduate Degree-Seeking
Multiple Locations,
United States
North America
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Admissions Decision Date: 
Program Dates: 
Deadline 2018 TBD