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.
The GRFP is intended to provide support for those at the beginning of their graduate career and individuals seeking to reenter graduate studies following an interruption of at least two consecutive years. The GRFP provides up to three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The GRFP supports over 100 sub disciplines, including social sciences and psychology as well as the hard sciences.
October 19, 2020 (Monday): GRFP application deadline for Life Sciences
October 20, 2020 (Tuesday): GRFP application deadline for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning
October 21, 2020 (Wednesday): GRFP application deadline for Engineering
October 22, 2020 (Thursday): Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy
October 30, 2020 (Friday): GRFP application deadline for Reference letter
Note: Reference Letters Must Be Submitted by 4:00 pm (ET)