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.  Read More »

Eligibility Guidelines 

See the current Program Solicitation for eligibility guidelines. Those already enrolled in graduate school may apply one time only.

Please see the video below for a tutorial on the 2020 GRFP Application Eligibility

2020 Application Now Open

Please click here to apply now.

Please see the video below for a tutorial on the 2020 GRFP Application

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Applicant Webinars Available in September!

Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application process. You may register now to attend a virtual GRFP Applicant Webinar being held in September.

These webinar sessions provide an overview of the GRFP Program and application process and are conducted via Zoom videoconferencing. 

Each webinar is limited to 500 participants, so please register as soon as possible for the earliest session that fits your schedule to ensure space in the webinar.  If you are not able to participate live, a recorded webinar will be available on the nsfgrfp.org website.
More information is available here:  GRFP 2020 APPLICANT WEBINAR INFORMATION NOTICE