Scholarship Details

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:

10/15/2022

Requirements:

All majors

Purpose:

The NSF 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 master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers. The reputation of the GRFP follows recipients and often helps them become life-long leaders that contribute significantly to both scientific innovation and teaching. Past fellows include numerous Nobel Prize winners, former U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, Google founder, Sergey Brin and Freakonomics co-author, Steven Levitt.

Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. Fellowships provide the student with 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), as well as access to opportunities for professional development available to NSF-supported graduate students. Fellowships may only be used for an eligible graduate degree program at an academic institution accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US, its territories, possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals are 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, under-represented minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The fellowship is competitive, and those planning to apply should devote a sincere effort to their application. See the Applicants section for more information.

Eligibility:

be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident
intend to pursue a research-based Master’s or Ph.D. program in a GRFP-supported field
be enrolled in an eligible program at an accredited United States graduate institution, with a US campus, by fall following selection
be at an early stage in your graduate career
have completed no more than one academic year of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent)
Graduate students are limited to only one application to the GRFP, submitted either in the first year or in the second year of graduate school

Terms of Award:

Various - Go On Line to review

Please Submit:

This section describes the different components of the GRFP Application. Applicants must submit the following information through the GRFP Module: Personal Information; Education, Work and Other Experience; Electronic Transcripts; Proposed Field(s) of Study; Proposed Graduate Study and Graduate School Information; the names and email addresses of at least three reference letter writers; Personal, Relevant Background and Future Goals Statement; and Graduate Research Plan Statement. Each section follows the GRFP Module screenshots.

Online Application:

https://www.nsfgrfp.org/