Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Graduate Fellowships (CSGrad4US) 2022

Deadline: 30th June, 2022.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Graduate Fellowships (CSGrad4US) 2022

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 CSGrad4US Fellowships have the following objectives:

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.

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.

Eligibility Requirements:

(1) citizenship, (2) degree requirements, and (3) field of study / degree programs for proposed research. CSGrad4US Fellowship applicants are strongly advised to read the entire DCL carefully to ensure that they understand all the requirements. CSGrad4US Fellowship applicants must self-certify that they intend to pursue a research-based doctoral degree in an eligible field of study and that they meet all eligibility criteria.

CSGrad4US Fellowship applicants must be United States citizens, United States nationals, or permanent residents of the United States by the application deadline.
The term “national” designates a native resident of a commonwealth or territory of the United States, such as American Samoa. It does not refer to a citizen of another country who has applied for United States citizenship and who has not received U.S. citizenship by the application deadline.

Degree Requirements
CSGrad4US Fellowship applicants are eligible to apply as bachelor’s degree holders who (i) graduated with a bachelor’s degree in a CISE discipline or otherwise demonstrated CISE core competency before June 30, 2021; (ii) have never enrolled in and have no pending application for a doctoral degree-granting program in a CISE discipline; (iii) are not currently enrolled in a degree-granting program; and (iv) will be prepared to attend graduate school by Fall 2024.

Field of study, degree programs that they plan to attend. The CISE disciplines are computer science, computer engineering, and information science. CSGrad4US Fellowship applicants must indicate which area(s) within these CISE disciplines they intend to study.
Individuals are not eligible to apply if they propose to enroll in a discipline outside of CISE.

Individuals who are enrolled, or will enroll, in a graduate degree program while on a leave of absence from a professional degree program or professional degree-graduate degree program are ineligible for a CSGrad4US Fellowship.

How to submit application

CSGrad4US Fellowship applicant applications must be submitted via the NSF Education & Training Application ( To use ETAP, please visit, click on “Create an Account,” select “Applicant,” and follow the instructions to complete your registration. Once you have registered your account, visit the CSGrad4US Fellowship application and complete the remaining steps at:

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