The National Science Foundation has again asked the National Research Council to advise it in selection of candidates for the Foundation's Program of Graduate Fellowships for 1973–1974. Panels appointed by the National Research Council will evaluate qualifications of applicants. Final selection will be made by the Foundation, with awards to be announced on March 15, 1973.
Applicants to the Program must be beginning graduate students by the fall of 1973 or must have completed not more than one calendar year of full-time or part-time graduate study by the fall of 1973. Subject to the availability of funds, new fellowships awarded in the spring of 1973 will be for periods of three years, the second and third years contingent on certification to the Foundation by the fellowship institution of the student's satisfactory progress toward an advanced degree in the sciences.