The intent of the Junior Scientist Fellowship is two-fold: to provide funding for a first- or second-year graduate level project and to offer constructive feedback to select applicants to increase their chances of achieving success with a future National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship application.
The primary intent is to recognize outstanding research-oriented students who are entering their first year (or first semester of second year) of graduate study and to help them begin successful research programs/projects. Students in research-based psychology and neuroscience graduate programs are eligible to apply.
The second intent of this fellowship is to provide written feedback to applicants. Many students apply for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship without previous experience applying for a research fellowship. It is our intent to provide feedback to strengthen their NSF graduate fellowship application.