Whitman College

NSF Graduate Fellowship and DAAD (Germany) Study Scholarship Information Session

The Office of Fellowships and Grants invites you to join us for an information session focusing on two major funding sources for graduate study: one for schools in the United States and one for schools in Germany. Application deadlines arrive in the fall; consideration of these programs and work on applications should begin over the summer.

Office Director Keith Raether will give an overview of each program and its application process. Please review the websites listed below and come to the session with questions.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF GRFP provides generous funding to students early in their graduate careers based on demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in science (including the social sciences), technology, engineering and mathematics.

The overarching purpose of the NSF GRFP is "to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States." The program supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission.

Special note: NSF now limits graduate students to only one application to the GRFP, submitted either in the first or second year of graduate school. Undergraduate students (i.e., graduating seniors) or students with an undergraduate degree may apply before matriculation to graduate school and once during graduate school.

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Study Scholarship

The DAAD suite of graduate award programs includes the Study Scholarship for a full master's degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or master's degree program in the U.S. The Study Scholarship divides into two award categories: masters studies for all academic disciplines and postgraduate studies for artistic fields.

Dial-In Information


Wednesday, May 5 at 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Workshop, Information Session


Students, Virtual Campus, Alumni


Fellowships and Grants, Student Engagement Center



Student Engagement Center
Event Contact Name

Keith Raether


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