National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Privacy and Security Notice


We take your concerns about privacy seriously and want you to be aware of the types of information we collect and what we do with it. These privacy practices pertain to the site you were at when you clicked through to this policy page. The information we collect and what we do with it depends on the area of the site you visit. Each will be addressed separately.

Entire Web Site
Cookies, which are small amounts of information stored on your computer, are used to help keep track of what parts of the site you visit and if you return. There is no personal information collected, just an identifier of your computer so we can see if you return to the site. This information is used in aggregate to gather statistics to help us improve our web site for your benefit.

When you apply for a fellowship we store data required to process your application. This personally identifiable information is used only by the GRF Operations Center staff and the sponsoring agency or their designated affiliate for processing.

Security Statement

The GRF Operations Center has measures in place to protect information under our control from loss, misuse or alteration. Additionally, any part of our website that receives or presents sensitive or confidential information is protected through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption.


If you have any 508-related questions, comments, or suggestions for improvement, please contact the GRFOC Help Desk by email at

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Operations Center Administered by: American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
1818 N Street NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036 | 866-NSF-GRFP, 866-673-4737
(toll-free from the US and Canada) or 202-331-3542 (international) |