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.

In the News

There is a new dinosaur in town! The recent discovery of Dreadnoughtus schrani, coming in at 85 feet long and weighing about 65 tons in life, is the largest land animal for which a body mass can be accurately calculated. The new dinosaur belongs to a group of large plant eaters known as titanosaurs. "The NSF GRFP has enabled myself and two fellow collaborators to preform detailed analyses of this new species." said Kristyn Voegele, a 2013 Fellow, who shares the discovery with GRF Alumni Elena Schroeter and Paul Ullmann, among other collaborators. "This could only be accomplished by collaborating with multiple experts--and without this collaboration our knowledge of this taxon would be fragmentary and not live up to the completeness and quality of the specimen. "