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.
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. Women who intend to pursue graduate degrees in engineering or in computer and information science and engineering and who meet the eligibility requirements above can apply for the additional WENG or WICS awards.
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, $30,000 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.
Additional Qualifications: US Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident
View the list of 2012 recipients