The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. With an annual budget of about US$7.0 billion (fiscal year 2012), the NSF funds approximately 24% of all federally supported basic research conducted by the United States' colleges and universities. In some fields, such as mathematics, computer science, economics and the social sciences, the NSF is the major source of federal backing.
The NSF receives over 50,000 such proposals each year, and funds about 10,000 of them. Graduate students are supported through Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeships (IGERT) and Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) programs and through the Graduate Research Fellowships, NSF-GRFP. (Source: Wikipedia)
Dr. Butterfield will explain the different types of NSF Fellowships, process for applying for NSF Fellowships, and provide insights on how to make sure your Fellowship application is competitive. His presentation will focus on the GRFP.
Anthony Butterfield received his PhD and BS degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah, and his MS from University of California, San Diego. Between degrees he has worked in the biomedical and water treatment industries. Dr. Butterfield is currently an Associate Professor (Lecturing) at the University of Utah. His research interests center around air quality, student professional development, project based learning, STEM community outreach, citizen scientist efforts, and retention of underrepresented groups in STEM fields. He has been awarded the GLBT Educator Award from NOGLSTP and AIChE's 2017 Award for Innovation in Chemical Engineering Education. Tony is a member of the ASEE Chemical Engineering Division's board and AIChE's Societal Impact Operating Counsel.