NSF- Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Program:  The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of 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.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are awarded to individuals in the early stages of their graduate study. All applicants are expected to have adequate preparation to begin graduate-level study and research by summer or fall of 2014. This is nearly always demonstrated by a bachelor's degree in a science and engineering field earned prior to fall 2014. In addition, Fellowship awardees must be enrolled in a university, college, or non-profit academic institution of higher education accredited in, and having a campus located in, the United States that offers graduate degrees in eligible science and engineering fields by fall 2014.

Deadlines:  Are as follows:

  • November 4, 2013-Engineering; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Materials Research
  • November 5, 2013- Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy
  • November 7, 2013- Social Sciences; Psychology; STEM Education and Learning
  • November 8, 2013- Life Sciences; Geosciences

For more information, go to: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13584/nsf13584.htm