To better reflect our mission and our practice, the National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) has officially changed its name to
Graduate Fellowships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Diversity, or GFSD.

Information for GFSD Recommenders


Copy and paste your text into the online GFSD Recommendation. Please do not use special characters or any characters created with option keys. Punctuation marks such as apostrophes and quotation marks do not always transfer correctly. After you paste, the Internet text may look like a continuous string of text and not show the paragraph breaks, but they are present, so there is no need to edit for paragraph breaks.

After completing the recommendation, the option buttons are "Save" and "Submit Completed Form." If you are ready for final processing click on the "Submit Completed Form." The recommendation will be scanned for completeness and the program will advise you of discrepancies or notes you should be aware of.

The program sends your final updates and codes to the GFSD database as a completed electronic recommendation. If you wish, you may then print a copy of your recommendation for your files.

You will not be able to re-enter your recommendation and make modifications. If you do need to make changes, email or use the application message center. You will then be required to make your corrections and repeat the guidance above for finalizing the online recommendation.

Deadline for recommendation submission: see Home Page.