NSF logoThe National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (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 masters and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected.  Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $32,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

Deadlines for application

October 26, 2015

  • Geoscience
  • Life Sciences

October 27, 2015

  • Computer and Information Science and Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Materials Research

October 29, 2015

  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM Education and Learning

October 30, 2015

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics and Astronomy

November 15, 2013, 8 PM ET is the deadline for reference letters. Visit the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program website for more information.