About the Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 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.

2015 Program Solicitation

The 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Solicitation has been published. All prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review the 2015 Solicitation for important information about eligibility and supported fields of study, application preparation and submission instructions, and the merit review criteria.

2015 GRFP Results Announced

The results of the 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship competition have been announced, and e-mail notifications have been sent to all reviewed applicants. A list of the 2015 awardees and honorable mentions is available on FastLane.

If you did not receive a notification, please e-mail info@nsfgrfp.org from the e-mail address associated with your FastLane GRFP application, and include your name, applicant ID number, and primary mailing address.

NSF received over 16,000 applications for the 2015 competition, and made 2,000 fellowship award offers. Congratulations to the awardees and honorable mentions.

In the News

2011 Fellow Prineha Narang co-authors in Nature Journal regarding theoretical description of plasmonic hot-carrier generation in real materials. Plasmons, which are collective oscillations of electrons support intense electromagnetic field concentration and provide a pathway to capture light from free space in nanoscale systems. The decay of surface plasmon resonances is usually a detriment in the field of plasmonics, but the possibility to capture the energy normally lost to heat would open new opportunities in photon sensors and energy conversion devices. This paper reports a detailed theoretical description of plasmonic hot-carrier generation in real materials