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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program


Deadline: 2016-11-03 (National)

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The ranks of NSF Fellows include individuals who have made transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering research and have become leaders in their chosen careers and Nobel laureates. The NSF expects to award 2,000 graduate research fellowships in this cycle.


The three eligibility requirements for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program -- citizenship, degree requirements, and field of study -- are described on the website. Applicants are advised to read the entire program solicitation carefully to be sure that the requirements are interpreted properly. Applicants must exercise judgment in assessing eligibility.


All awards will be for a maximum of three years usable over a five-year period.


The Graduate Research Fellowship stipend currently is $30,000 for a 12-month tenure period, prorated monthly at $2,500 for shorter periods.

Application Process

Please see website for complete details on how to apply. Deadlines vary in November depending on the field. Deadline: Applications Must Be Submitted by 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time October 29, 2014 (Wednesday): Materials Research October 30, 2014 (Thursday): Chemistry October 30, 2014 (Thursday): Mathematical Sciences October 30, 2014 (Thursday): Physics and Astronomy November 3, 2014 (Monday): Psychology November 3, 2014 (Monday): Social Sciences November 3, 2014 (Monday): STEM Education and Learning November 4, 2014 (Tuesday): Geosciences November 4, 2014 (Tuesday): Life Sciences

Learn More

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