NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)


The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support over a five-year fellowship period for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF actively encourages women, persons who are members of groups historically underrepresented in STEM, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.

Application Deadline(s) (received by 5 p.m. local time of applicant’s mailing address):

Life Sciences - October 18, 2021

Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning - October 19, 2021

Engineering - October 21, 2021

Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy - October 22, 2021

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021