With one successful application, you could expand your career options, earn $147,000 towards your graduate education and realize your dreams of becoming an accomplished social scientist, psychologist, scientist, STEM educator or engineer.
What is the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program?
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $37,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.
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What are the benefits of a GRFP Fellowship?
- Five year fellowship period with three years of financial support
- Annual stipend of $37,000
- Cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the institution
- No post-graduate study service requirement
- Access to supplemental funding to sustain research while on medical deferral (e.g. family leave)
Who is eligible?
GRFP welcomes applications from individuals who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM Education and who meet the eligibility requirements. First and second-year graduate students are also welcome to apply, meaning students may apply up to three years in a row for funding.
Determine if you are eligible with Fellowship eligibility questionnaire