The Graduate Research Fellowship Program Workshop will be held this year at 2017 National Society of Blacks in Computing (NSBC) Conference. This pre-conference workshop is an opportunity to prepare African American students for a 2017 submission to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.


African American junior and senior undergraduates students, bachelor’s degree holders without any graduate study or students in either in the first year of graduate school are eligible to attend. Undergraduate computer science students from HBCU CS Departments are STRONGLY encouraged to apply. Funding to attend the conference will be offered for up to 30 African American computer science (or related area) majors from the NSF BPC-A: Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS) grant award (#1303156). Submit your application HERE for the travel scholarship (Be sure to indicate that you want to participate in the workshop!). Final agenda coming soon.

2017 Workshop: May 31 – June 1, 2017

Start time: May 31, 2017 1pm EST

End time: June 1, 2017 6pm EST

GRFP Workshop Organizing Committee

Carmen Sidbury, PhD (The Sidbury Group)

Kinnis Gosha, PhD (Morehouse College)

 [Current Agenda]