Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity 2023

by Liliana Garcia, Funding Peer
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 9:52 AM

The Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity, formerly the National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC), is a unique partnership of industry, government and higher education. GFSD helps its partners to recruit, identify, select, and support outstanding U.S. doctoral students. Since granting its first fellowship award to seven young scholars in 1989, the GFSD partnership has provided fellowships to more than 600 aspiring scientists and engineers. Of these, more than 60% of our fellows are women and underrepresented minority students make up a larger portion of our fellows compared to NSF graduate fellowship program. GFSD’s principal objective is to aid in increasing the number of Ph.D.’s in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool of women and historically underrepresented minorities.

Dec 15, 2022


All GFSD Fellows receive $20,000 in funding to go toward their graduate stipend. Fellowships are renewable annually in discussion with partner agencies and fellowships are typically offered to 3-6 years.

All GFSD fellow are given an opportunity to participate in paid summer internships at federal agencies or companies.

GFSD team is here to help you at any time if you need support in your graduate education or in your internships.

All U.S. citizens are eligible. More information can be found here.

To learn more and to apply online. The information included on the online application is the same as that required for graduate school admission: degrees earned and expected, employment and internship history, grades (self-entered and later verified), GRE scores, references, personal statement, etc. The Fellowship covers tuition and fees and provides a generous annual stipend.