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.

2016 GRFP Application is Open

The 2016 NSF GRFP application is now open. Applicants can register to begin an application by clicking the "Begin a Fellowship Application/Register Here" button on the upper right side of the page. Application deadlines are in late October, varying by field of study. Deadlines are posted on FastLane and in the 2016 Program Solicitation.

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.