Consider this…National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation’s 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 US institutions.

The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.

GRFP Benefits 

  • Three years of support
  • $32,000 annual stipend
  • $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the institution
  • International research and professional development opportunities
  • XSEDE Supercomputer access

 Important Links for the GRFP

  • – Official program announcement and information, information for awarded fellows, FAQ guides, and information for coordinating officials
  • – Application submission & award announcements
  • – Unofficial program information, applicant assistance & resources, outreach-related issues, panelist registration & information, and applicant ratings sheet review.

Fall 2013 Deadlines

  • Full Proposal Deadline Date:  November 4, 2013 – Engineering; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Materials Research
  • Full Proposal Deadline Date:  November 5, 2013 – Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy
  • Full Proposal Deadline Date:  November 7, 2013 – Social Sciences; Psychology; STEM Education and Learning
  • Full Proposal Deadline Date:  November 8, 2013 – Life Sciences; Geosciences
  • Deadline for Recommendations: ThursdayNovember 14, 2013 – Reference Letters Must Be Submitted by 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • For more information on the application process for 2014-2015 NSF GRFP funding, click here.
  • To register for the University of Iowa’s September 20, 2013 NSF GRFP Workshop, click here

Undergraduate researchers who are interested in applying for the NSF GRFP or have questions about the workshop should contact Kelly Thornburg, Fellowships Director with the University of Iowa Honors Program at 319.335.1874 or at