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NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (GRFP): Learn how to apply!

Tuesday September 15 in 171 Bond Life Science Center or Wednesday September 16 in N222 Memorial Union

The GRFP is a prestigious, nationally competitive fellowship offered by the National Science Foundation. It provides $34,000 a year and a tuition waiver for three years of beginning graduate study leading to a research-based degree in the STEM disciplines.


  1. Must be a United States citizen, US national, or a permanent US resident by the application deadline. 
  2. Individuals are typically eligible to apply
    • during the senior year of college; or after earning a baccalaureate, but no graduate study;
    • first year graduate students;
    • second year graduate students with less than 12 months of graduate study;
    • those with a break in graduate studies of 2 or more years (can have MS degree).
  3. Feilds of study: Biological sciences, computer science/engineering, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, information science, social sciences, life sciences, mathematical scinece, materials science, psychology, physics and astronomy, or STEM education and learning. Interdisciplinary research is also possible. Not eligible: health/medical and professional practice degrees - see details in the GRFP solicitation.

At the information session, you will learn how to be competitive in this process. 

Learn more about the GRFP>>