The National Science Foundation (NSF) guidelines require that all grant funds be used only by U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and cannot be disbursed to non-US citizens, even those enrolled in U.S. academic programs.
Students must currently be enrolled in an eligible PhD program at a U.S. institution. Eligible fields include all recognized engineering fields, including but not limited to:
- Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical/Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Material Sciences and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Science PhD candidates will be considered if the program is within the home institution’s Engineering School.