NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), administered by ASEE, 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 U.S. institutions.  The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.

GRFP fellows receive:

  • Three years of support
  • $30,000 annual stipend
  • $10,500 cost-of-education allowance to the institution (anticipated to increase to $12,000 for 2012)
  • International research and professional development opportunities
  • TeraGrid Supercomputer access


  1. Application deadlines have changed.
  2. Refer to Section V.A. for a description of Interdisciplinary Applications.
  3. Eligibility criteria have changed with respect to the extenuating circumstance.
  4. Reference writer deadline has changed.
  5. All transcripts must be submitted electronically via the NSF FastLane Graduate Research Fellowship Program Application Module.
  6. Before submitting an application, applicants must certify that they meet the GRFP Eligibility criteria defined in this Solicitation. This is in addition to the certifications that the essays and proposed research contained in their applications are their own original work, and the certifications on use of controlled substances; delinquency on Federal debt; and debarment and suspension.

See the notice from NSF.

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