Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences

Funding Agency:
National Physical Science Consortium

The National Physical Science Consortium is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC's 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.

NPSC's member universities do not require fellows to pay tuition. Most government agency fellowships must cover all or part of tuition. Partly as a result, the total cost of an NPSC fellowship is roughly half what it costs a government agency to provide its own fellowships. 

The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is unique: open to all American citizens; lasting for up to six years; providing a $20,000 expense allowance; covering tuition; allowing a fellow also to hold a research or teaching assistantship; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency; providing a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor.

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2017

Agency Website

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

November 30, 2017