When is the Best Time to Apply for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship?

You can apply for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowships as a rising senior or before entering a graduate program; or in the first term of your graduate studies; or at the start of your second year of study.  In past years, grad students could apply at the start of their program and again at the start of their second year—so folks would revise and resubmit their applications in light of reviewer comments. This [...]