Fall 2020 Information Sessions for Graduate Students

The NSO will be hosting the following information sessions this fall. Each of these awards is open to graduate students (read the descriptions below for any eligibility restrictions).

All sessions will be hosted virtually on Zoom. Please use the links (“register here!”) below to register for an information session. Zoom links will be sent within 24 hours of a session to all students who have registered.

You can learn more about each of these awards by visiting the NSO website or by clicking on the name of the award below, which will take you to its official website.

August:

  • Tuesday, August 25: 12-1pmNSF Graduate Research Fellowship
    Seniors, first- and second-year graduate students are eligible for this NSF training grant intended to fund up to three years of graduate study in non-medical STEM fields. Register here!
  • Tuesday, August 25: 3:30-4:45pm – Critical Language Scholarship and Boren Awards (combined session)
    Students of all years and all majors who are interested in the study of critical languages are encouraged to attend this information session about the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) and the Boren Awards. CLS funds a summer intensive language study abroad, while Boren funds a longer-term study abroad in a non-Western, non-English speaking country. Register here!
  • Thursday, August 27: 12:30-1:30pm – NSO General Information Session for Grad Students
    The NSO will offer two information sessions to provide graduate students with an overview of some of the awards we can advise for and how the NSO can support you through the application process. Register here!
  • Thursday, August 27: 4-5pmNSF Graduate Research Fellowship
    Seniors, first- and second-year graduate students are eligible for this NSF training grant intended to fund up to three years of graduate study in non-medical STEM fields. Register here!
  • Friday, August 28: 1-2pm – Critical Language Scholarship
    Students of all years and all majors who are interested in the study of critical languages are encouraged to attend this information session about the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), which funds an intensive summer language study abroad in one of 15 languages. Register here!

September

  • Wednesday, September 16: 4-5pm – NSO General Information Session for Grad Students
    The NSO will offer two information sessions to provide graduate students with an overview of some of the awards we can advise for and how the NSO can support you through the application process. Register here!
  • Thursday, September 17: 12-1pm – Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF)
    Geared towards current graduate students and recent graduate alumni: The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) aims to prepare future government leaders through a two-year appointment within a federal agency. Register here!
  • Friday, September 18: 2-3pm – Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF)
    Geared towards current graduate students and recent graduate alumni: The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) aims to prepare future government leaders through a two-year appointment within a federal agency. Register here!

October

  • Friday, October 16: 2-3pm – RISE/SMART Scholarships
    Open to graduate students in STEM fields with an interest and record in research. RISE provides the funded opportunity to complete a research internship in a lab in Germany with students from Germany, Canada, the UK, and the US (working language is English!), while SMART offers funding for tuition and educational fees, and requires recipients to complete summer internships doing research in Department of Defense labs. Register here!
  • Tuesday, October 20: 12-1pm – RISE/SMART Scholarships
    Open to graduate students in STEM fields with an interest and record in research. RISE provides the funded opportunity to complete a research internship in a lab in Germany with students from Germany, Canada, the UK, and the US (working language is English!), while SMART offers funding for tuition and educational fees, and requires recipients to complete summer internships doing research in Department of Defense labs. Register here!

November

  • Wednesday, November 4: 11am-noon – Boren Awards
    Students in all fields of study who are interested in the study of critical languages are encouraged to attend this information session about the Boren Awards, which fund study abroad in non-Western, non-English speaking countries. The Boren Awards are intended to increase the number of US citizens who speak critical languages. Register here!
  • Thursday, November 19: 12:30-1:30pm – Boren Awards
    Students in all fields of study who are interested in the study of critical languages are encouraged to attend this information session about the Boren Awards, which fund study abroad in non-Western, non-English speaking countries. The Boren Awards are intended to increase the number of US citizens who speak critical languages. Register here!

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