National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Post UG, or Graduate
Field of Study:
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Underrepresented racial or ethnic group, or Female, or Disabilities
Please check website below for the specific date.
This program has an optional campus deadline for anonymous faculty review: October 21st at 5 p.m. For internal review, submit both essays in a single document to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 21st at 5 p.m. and fill out this cover sheet.
Among the NSF programs of interest to graduate students is the Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The NSF GRFP helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S.
NSF Fellows are expected to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals will be crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation's technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large.
So that the nation can build fully upon the strength and creativity of a diverse society, the Foundation welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Those with disabilities are additionally accommodated by the Foundation to provide for the most successful graduate experience possible.
Presentation: NSF’s GRFP Presentation/Advice on Applying for the GRFP
Rick McCourt_NSF GRFP article_Phycological Society of America (PDF)
Amount: Tuition, travel allowance, $32,000 annual stipend
Duration: Three years
Degree: Research-based Masters or PhD (apply as college senior or in first year of graduate school).
Fields of Study: Any math, science, engineering, or social science field supported by NSF.
View the list of 2013 recipients