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Number of NSF Graduate Fellowship Applicants

How many NSF graduate fellowship applicants are there?

9,000.

An article posted on the Worcester Polytechnic Institute website reports that about 9,000 students apply for the NSF graduate fellowships each year, which represents about 20% of all proposals received by the NSF. Considering over 1,600 graduate fellowships are awarded each year, only 17% of the applicants succeed in receiving the fellowship.

This fact is verified on : October 11, 2012.





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