Do you want more from your career in tech? If you’re a US citizen with a computing bachelor’s or master’s degree, you can apply for the National Science Foundation (NSF) to pay for you to get a PhD.

The NSF CISE Graduate Fellowship Program (CSGrad4US) provides mentorship and funding to help bachelor’s and master’s degree holders go back to school to pursue innovative projects en route to a PhD in computing. 

If accepted, you’ll participate in a year-long preparation program, during which mentors and coaches help you identify a graduate program, find a research mentor, and apply to graduate programs. Once enrolled in a qualifying graduate program, you’d receive funding for 3 years of your selected graduate program.

Applications are now open! The deadline to apply is May 31, 2024. 

Check out the NSF CSGrad4US website, where you can review the eligibility requirements, learn more about the mentoring program, read the profiles of current Fellows, and more.