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.
To assist in their recruitment, University Members may access the GFSD applicant database for a fee. See University FAQs.
GFSD member universities process and review each student applicant using their own criteria. It is entirely up to the university and department whether to admit and accept a GFSD fellow. Each new Fellow is to contact the department(s) to which the Fellow applied to advise the department of receipt of the GFSD Fellowship. In addition, a new Fellow should notify the department that the GFSD sponsoring employer will provide an expense allowance of $20,000 annually for the duration of the fellowship.
University members of GFSD have agreed in writing to cover the tuition and fees of GFSD fellows. The procedures for covering or waiving an GFSD fellow's tuition and fees are an internal university or department matter. The graduate department is encouraged to augment the GFSD allowance, and many do. GFSD fellows may hold teaching or research assistantships as recommended by their graduate department.