For those whose research interests tends towards the social scientific end, various awards are available through the National Science Foundation. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate study. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation. The next social sciences full proposal deadline is November 6, 2008. 900 to 1,600 new awards will be offered, pending availability of funds. Visit the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program webpage for more information on registration and applications.
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