The Graduate Fellowship Program (GFP) addresses the issues of improving educational opportunities at the doctoral level and supplying a relevantly educated work force for the semiconductor industry. The objectives of the program are 1) to encourage academically gifted U.S./Canadian students to pursue doctoral degrees in research areas consistent with SRC goals, and 2) to develop a cadre of the highest quality doctoral graduates for SRC member companies and U.S. universities. The Graduate Fellowships are offered through a national competition and are awarded based on outstanding academic achievement in the field of microelectronics, and the relevance of the proposed research to the SRC goals. Application materials are available in November, and completed applications must arrive at the SRC by close of business on February 2, 2004. Notice of Scholarship competition is through universities having research contracts with SRC, approved research sponsors, and other sources as appropriate.