We encourage all potential applicants to complete the Eligibility Quiz found here. The 2023 GRFP Application is open. Read the solicitation and apply.

What is GRFP?

Solicitation
Benefits
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. GRFP seeks to broaden participation in science and engineering of underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans. The five-year fellowship provides three years of financial support inclusive of an annual stipend of $37,000.

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Applicants

Am I Eligible?
How do I Apply?
FAQs

GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated the potential to be high achieving scientists and engineers, early in their careers. Applicants must be pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education at accredited US institutions.

Application Deadlines
All applications are due at 5:00 PM Local Time of Mailing Address.

  • Oct. 17, 2022 – Life Sciences
  • Oct. 18, 2022 – Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning
  • Oct. 20, 2022 – Engineering
  • Oct. 21, 2022 – Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

Reference Letter Deadline

  • Oct. 28, 2022 – 5:00 PM ET

Upcoming Events

  • Aug. 31, 2022 – 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM ET
    Info for Applicants Webinar 1
  • Sept. 21, 2022 – 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM ET
    Info for Applicants Webinar 2
  • Sept. 28, 2022 – 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM ET
    Reading the Fine Points of the GRFP Solicitation Webinar

Reviewers

Register Here
FAQs

NSF welcomes scientists and engineers to serve as reviewers of GRFP applications. Serving as a GRFP Reviewer is an excellent opportunity to apply your research and career expertise to help identify future science and engineering leaders.

Reviewer registration is now open.
Reviewer Registration Deadline

  • Sep. 15, 2022 – 5:00 PM ET

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 1, 2022 – 11AM to 1 PM ET
    Reviewer Training Webinar #1
  • Nov. 4, 2022 – 2 PM to 4 PM ET
    Reviewer Training Webinar #2
  • Nov. 10, 2022 – 2 PM to 4 PM ET
    Reviewer Training Webinar #3
  • Nov. 15, 2022 – 2 PM to 4 PM ET
    Reviewer Training Webinar #4

Reference Writers

Requirements
FAQs

Reference letters are a key component of a strong GRFP application package. The most effective reference letters provide detailed and specific information about how an applicant meets the NSF Merit Review Criteria of Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts.

Reference Letter Deadline

  • Oct. 28, 2022 – 5:00 PM ET

Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 5, 2022 – 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM ET
    Info for Reference Writers & Research Mentors
  • Oct. 6, 2022 – 11 AM to 1 PM ET
    Reference Writers Webinar