Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Purpose: The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The 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.
- A three-year annual stipend of $32,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution) to cover costs of a research-based master’s or doctorate degree (within a five year period)
- Freedom to conduct own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education
- Opportunities for international research and professional development
- Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) — provides NSF Graduate Fellows an international travel allowance to engage in research collaborations with investigators in partner countries located outside the United States for 3 to 12 months.
- Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) — allows NSF Graduate Fellows to pursue internships that enhance their professional development by engaging in mission related research experiences with partner agencies across the federal government.
Citizenship requirements: US citizen, US national, or permanent resident
- Life Sciences
- Computer and Information Science and Engineering
- Materials Research
- Mathematical Sciences
- Physics and Astronomy
- Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, etc.)
- STEM Education and Learning
- History of Science
National deadline: Late October
Campus deadline: Late September
Min. GPA: none stated
Class year: Senior or Alum
Fields of study:
- Physical and Natural Sciences
- Social Sciences
Foreign/Domestic: Domestic (with an optional Foreign component)