Funding agency: 
National Science Foundation

he 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 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.


Fields of Study

2017 Deadlines

2018 Deadlines

Life Sciences, Geosciences

October 23 (Monday)

October 22 (Monday)

Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research

October 24 (Tuesday)

October 23 (Tuesday)

Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning

October 26 (Thursday)

October 25 (Thursday)

Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

October 27 (Friday)

October 26 (Friday)

Reference Letter Submission

November 2 (Thursday), 5:00 p.m. ET

November 1 (Thursday), 5:00 p.m. ET

October 23, 2017
Funding type: 
Graduate students