Apply to NSF CSGrad4US program

The National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation

The computer and information science and engineering fields are experiencing booming undergraduate enrollments. Many of these undergraduate degree recipients have outstanding job opportunities in industry and at other organizations, and only a small fraction of these individuals considers pursuing related doctoral degree-granting programs. In order to increase the number of diverse, domestic graduate students in these areas and thereby bolster the U.S. population in the Nation's computer and information science and engineering research and innovation workforce, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) announces its intention to continue support CISE Graduate Fellowships (CSGrad4US). In particular, CSGrad4US is intended for individuals who have some practical experience following their bachelor’s degree and are now interested in pursuing a research-based doctoral degree.

The goals of the CSGrad4US Fellowships are to: 1) select, recognize, and financially support early-career individuals with the demonstrated potential to be high-achieving CISE researchers and innovators; and 2) to broaden participation among groups underrepresented in CISE disciplines, including women, Blacks and African Americans, Hispanics and Latinos, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Native Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities. CSGrad4US Fellowships are a part of an overall strategy by NSF's CISE directorate to develop the national workforce necessary to ensure the Nation's leadership in advancing CISE research and innovation.

As detailed below, the CSGrad4US Fellowship utilizes a two-phased process, comprising (i) part-time mentored preparation, followed by (ii) the fellowship itself, which constitutes three years of support for graduate study that leads to a research-based doctoral degree in a CISE discipline. This DCL invites applications which will result in decisions for the first phase in time for selected individuals to apply to doctoral degree-granting programs in CISE disciplines for matriculation in Fall 2023 or Fall 2024.

Individuals selected for CSGrad4US Fellowships who successfully enroll in a doctoral degree-granting program in a CISE discipline by no later than Fall 2024 will separately be provided guidance about the fellowship funding. The fellowship funding will be provided to CSGrad4US Fellows’ institutions of higher education.

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