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

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced this year's recipients of Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF). NSF awarded the GRF to 2,000 individuals from among 16,500 applicants in 2015.

Awardees represent a diverse group of scientific disciplines and come from all states, as well as the District of Columbia, and commonwealths and territories of the United States. They are also a diverse group of individuals. Among the 2,000 awardees, 1,053 are women, 494 are from underrepresented minority groups, 43 are persons with disabilities, and 31 are veterans.