- The Traditional NPSC Program - provides a two-phase, six-year fellowship. initial support is for two or three years, depending on the employer-sponsor. if the student makes satisfactory progress and continues to meet the conditions of the award, support may continue for a total of up to six years. students typically apply during their senior year.
- The Dissertation Support Program - provides support while the graduate student conducts dissertation research. students should apply in the year prior to the beginning of their dissertation research program but not until they can describe their research at least in general terms.
The deadline for the online application is November 5, 2011.