NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported fields who are pursuing research-based Master’s and Doctoral degrees.
Fellows earn a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution.)
Fellows benefit from opportunities for international research and professional development and the freedom to conduct study and research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education.
To be eligible to apply for a GRFP award, please see Section IV of the current Program Solicitation for the full details regarding eligibility. Please see FAQs for Applicants to the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) for additional information. Note: the FAQs are from the 2018 competition, the 2019 FAQs will be available soon.
Deadlines for the 2019 NSF GRFP
|October 22, 2018||• Life Sciences
|October 23, 2018||• Engineering
• Computer and Information Science and Engineering
• Materials Research
|October 25, 2018||• Social Sciences
• STEM Education and Learning
|October 26, 2018||• Chemistry
• Mathematical Sciences
• Physics and Astronomy
|November 2, 2018||• Reference letters for all fields of study; Please note Reference letters are due by
5:00 p.m. ET
|All application materials are due at 5:00 p.m. local time, as determined by the applicants mailing address.
Material submitted after deadline dates will not be accepted under any circumstances.